The failure on Tuesday night of the chlorination system for Doneraile’s water supply led to the decision to issue an immediate boil water advisory for Irish Water customers in the area, according to The Corkman.
he prompt response from the relevant authorities – the opinion was published by Irish Water and Cork County Council after consultation with the HSE – was welcomed this week by local councilor Frank O’Flynn.
“I would like to congratulate Irish Water and the Council for their swift response to this problem – the failure happened overnight and was detected and addressed without delay.
“I am advised that the problem has been rectified and the chlorine is back in the system, but the boil water advisory will remain in effect until further notice. “
The boil water advisory was issued Wednesday morning.
“The boil water advisory was put in place due to inadequate disinfection of the water supply that entered the local system,” an Irish Water spokesperson said in a statement. communicated.
“The advisory applies to approximately 2,400 customers and is effective immediately.”
Experts from Irish Water and Cork County Council are working to assess the situation and investigate the issue with a view to implementing solutions to lift the advisory as quickly and safely as possible. “In the meantime, all customers of this supply are advised to boil their water before use until further notice.”
The source of the affected water would be the Clogher spring.
“Public health is Irish Water’s number one priority and we want to assure customers that the advisory has been put in place to protect customers,” said Pat Britton, Regional Operations Manager for Irish Water. “We advise customers in affected areas to adhere to the boil water advisory until further notice.
“We will continue to work closely with Cork County Council and HSE to monitor the supply and lift the advisory when it is safe to do so. We will post a new update as soon as more information becomes available.