Boil notice lifted after 7 years

Tipperary long-term Boil Water Notice lifted with immediate effect

Anne O'Grady

Reporter:

Anne O'Grady

Tipperary long-term Boil Water Notice lifted with immediate effect

Irish Water has announced that a long-standing boil water notice affecting almost 200 people in the community of Burncourt, Co Tipperary has been lifted.

The lifting of the notice, on the advice of the Health Service Executive, follows completion of the Burncourt scheme and the subsequent recording of satisfactory monitoring results.

Tipperary County Council originally imposed a boil water notice in the area in 2009, while a subsequent notice was issued in 2013. A total of approximately 196 people were affected by the notice, including 53 premises, one of which was a national school. Customers can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.

The Burncourt Regional Water Scheme involved the construction of a new 2,600 cubic-metre per day Treatment Plant, a new reservoir, sludge holding tanks and ancillary works.

This is part of an overall €15 million upgrade of the Burncourt and Fethard water supply schemes in the county. The upgrade of these water supply schemes will ensure that a sustainable and reliable supply of drinking water is provided to the communities in Burncourt and Fethard.

Katherine Walsh, regional manager with Irish Water, commented: “Irish Water and Tipperary County Council acknowledge the patience, cooperation and assistance of the general public during the period of the boil water notice and greatly regret any inconvenience caused to householders and the business community.” 

This latest notice follows last month’s announcement by Irish Water that the Tipperary communities of Gortnapisha and Cloran had been removed from long term boil water notices following completion of the new Fethard Regional Water Supply scheme.

Irish Water and the Local Authority/Health Service Executive Water Quality Liaison Group will continue to meet and will review ongoing process control, monitoring and testing of the drinking water supply

The Irish Water Customer Contact Centre (1850 278 278) is available to answer customer queries in relation to this water notice.