North Tipp Council Issue Boil Water Notice For Thurles

North Tipperary County Council have today issued a precautionary “Boil Water Notice,” for the following areas in Thurles. The notice, in consultation with the Health Service Executive, wishes to advise consumers in the following areas only on the Thurles Public Water Supply Scheme, that in the interest of public health, it is recommended that all users boil water before use.

The areas affected are Leugh road, Racecourse road to the Hospital of the Assumption, Killinan to Ballycahill, Ballycahill to Knockalough.

This notice confirms that Water must be boiled before any consumption e.g. Drinking, Drinks made with water, Food preparation, Brushing of teeth, Making of ice and the Preparation of baby feeds (cooled boiled water may be used)

Consumers are asked to exercise caution when using boiled water and water from hot taps is not considered safe to drink, even where domestic water filters are installed. Consumers are asked to discard all ice cubes/filtered water from fridges/freezers and to renew ice stocks using freshly cooled boiled water.

Unboiled water can be used for personal hygiene (except brushing teeth), bathing and flushing toilets.  Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure they do not ingest bath water.

Every effort has been made to bring this notice to the attention of those consuming water in the affected area.  If you know of consumers who are unaware of this notice, please bring it to their attention or else advise North Tipperary County Council.

This procedure will continue until further notice and further information can be had by contacting Tel: 067-44867 or Mobile Tel 087-2789541 from 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon-Fri inclusive.

The Council has been forced to issue this “Boil Water Notice,” following tests on this water supply, which showed contaminants in the system. Details regarding which contaminants were found, are as yet not revealed.


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