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Boil water notice lifted in Longford

Dec 6, 2021 17:12 By Shannonside News
Boil water notice lifted in Longford Boil water notice lifted in Longford
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It has been lifted with immediate effect.

A boil water notice on the Longford Central Water Supply has been lifted this afternoon.

Extensive remedial works have been carried out at Lough Forbes Treatment Plant and the receipt of consistent, satisfactory monitoring results has resulted in the  boil water notice being lifted with immediate effect.

All customers served by Longford Central Public Water Supply can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.

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John Gavin, Asset Operations Lead with Irish Water, has thanked the people and the business community of Longford for their patience as we worked to lift the notice as quickly and as safely as possible.

Irish Water and Longford County Council wish to notify customers on the Longford Central Public Water Supply that following the completion of extensive remedial works at Lough Forbes Treatment Plant and the receipt of consistent, satisfactory monitoring results, the boil water notice is now lifted with immediate effect. This decision follows consultation undertaken with the Health Service Executive (HSE).

All customers served by Longford Central Public Water Supply can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.

View full statement below.

Irish Water and Longford County Council wish to notify customers on the Longford Central Public Water Supply that following the completion of extensive remedial works at Lough Forbes Treatment Plant and the receipt of consistent, satisfactory monitoring results, the boil water notice is now lifted with immediate effect. This decision follows consultation undertaken with the Health Service Executive (HSE).

All customers served by Longford Central Public Water Supply can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.

John Gavin, Asset Operations Lead with Irish Water, said: "The Boil Water Notice was put in place following deterioration in the raw water quality which compromised the cryptosporidium barrier at the treatment plant. We are delighted to confirm that following the successful completion of extensive remedial works at the treatment plant and working closely with our colleagues in Longford County Council, the Boil Water Notice impacting customers on Longford Central Public Water Supply can now be lifted. We would like to thank the people and the business community of Longford for their patience as we worked to lift the notice as quickly and as safely as possible.”

In relation to the upgrade works at Lough Forbes Water Treatment Plant, John added: “We are continuing to progress with upgrades to the treatment plant which will increase capacity, provide increased resilience, and safeguard the water supply in Longford for the future”.

The Irish Water Customer Contact Centre (1800 278 278) is available to answer customer queries in relation to the lifting of this notice.

Irish Water and Longford County Council acknowledge the patience, cooperation and assistance of the general public during the period of the boil water notice and regrets any inconvenience caused to householders and the business community.

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.

 

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