1 January 2016
By Elaine Murphy
Irish Water has this evening advised that a boil water notice has been imposed on the Whitegate Regional Water Supply Scheme on the advice of the HSE due to high turbidity in the Dower spring source serving this area of east Cork. This public water supply serves a population of approximately 10,000 and the boil water notice has been imposed as a precautionary measure pending further investigation in the interest of public health. All customers in these areas are advised to boil all water for drinking, food preparation, brushing of teeth and making of ice until further notice. Water can be used as normal personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets.
Irish Water and Cork County Council will continue to liaise with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting the Boil Water Notice as soon as practicable.
Areas affected by this notice are: Midleton South East, Ballynacorra, Cloyne, Aghada, Whitegate, Ballycotton, Churchstown, Trabolgan and surrounding rural areas. This notice does not apply to other areas or water schemes in Co.Cork. Further information including a map of the affected area and additional advice for customers is available on www.water.ie or by calling 1890 278 278
Irish Water is continuing to participate in meetings of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group taking place at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to provide updates on management of any issues arising with drinking water and waste water treatment plants in areas affected by the ongoing bad weather.