Boil Water Notice lifted with ‘immediate effect’ – Irish Water

By Mary Dennehy

The Boil Water Notice for customers supplied by Leixlip Water Treatment Plant has been lifted.

This evening, Friday, October 25, Irish Water and Fingal County Council, following consultation with the HSE, have confirmed that the Boil Water Notice has been lifted with ‘immediate effect’.

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 According to a statement released by Irish Water, the EPA conducted an audit of the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant on Thursday.

Irish Water and Fingal County Council were on site to support the audit, and the HSE were also present.  

According to Irish Water, the test results of a water sample that was taken earlier in the week was “found to be satisfactory” and this result formed part of the audit process. 

At lunchtime today, Irish water received the results for two more water samples taken later in the week – with both samples “satisfactory”.

“Following this, the HSE, EPA, Fingal County Council and Irish Water met to discuss the preliminary results of the audit and the water sampling results”, Irish Water said.

“HSE are satisfied with the information and risk assessment provided by Irish Water to support the lifting of the Boil water notice.

“The HSE, EPA, Fingal County Council will continue to liaise on the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant.”

Any customers who have queries regarding the Boil Water Notice and the lifting of it have been advised to contact Irish Water directly on its customer care helpline. 

Yvonne Harris Head of Customer Operations said: “Irish Water acknowledge and understand the impact of this boil water notice on the 600,000 people affected and we sincerely regret the inconvenience. 

“We endeavoured to keep the public up to date at every stage and we are grateful to the media, elected representatives and members of the public who shared the information on social media and who supported family, friends and neighbours.”

She added: “We are grateful to our partners in Fingal County Council who worked with us to provide all of the necessary information to the HSE and EPA to facilitate the lifting of this boil water notice.

“Since early this morning Fingal County Council flushed the network in key areas to remove the remaining at risk water from the network. 

“The results of the EPA audit were discussed with Irish Water and Fingal Council Council and the results formed part of the decision making process in lifting the Boil Water Notice.

“The EPA will publish their audit and in consultation with the EPA Irish Water will work to implement the audit’s recommendations.”

The Boil Water Notice effected people living in parts of Dublin, Meath and Kildare – including parts of South Dublin County Council.

Anybody who is unsure about their water supply or the lifting of the Boil Water Notice is encouraged to call Irish Water’s customer care helpline on 1850 278 278.

Updates are available on the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website or on Irish Water's Twitter page. 

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