A boil water notice has been issued for hundreds of householders in the wider Granard area.
Irish Water has confirmed that the notice affects up to 2,500 customers on the Granard Public Water Supply.
The areas affected include Granard; Abbeylara; Aghnagarron; Ballynacross; Granardkill; Cartron; Robinstown; Higginstown; Carrickduff; Drumincrehir; Culleenmore; Corbaun; Killasona; Lisryan; Cloonshannagh; Ballagh Gowra and Froghan.
The Boil Water Notice has been put in place following a mechanical issue at the Lough Kinale water treatment plant that resulted in the treatment process being compromised.
Irish Water’s drinking water compliance and operational experts are working with colleagues in Longford County Council to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
In the meantime, all customers of this supply are advised to boil water before use until further notice.