Water restrictions in Clontarf lifted


All water restrictions in Clontarf and Coolock in Dublin have been lifted and the drinking water is now fit for human consumption without boiling it, Dublin City Council said today.

Residents of 1,400 homes in St Lawrence’s water district metre area in Clontarf have had to boil their drinking water since the council issued a boil notice on 2nd August.

Water samples detected high levels of coliform bacteria in the supply which were above the standards required by water supply regulations.

Leaflets were hand delivered to every water consumer in the affected area today to confirm resolution of the issue.

The council confirmed last night that a separate problem with water quality in the Moatfield Road area in Coolock in north Dublin has been resolved, and there is no further need to boil the water before using it for drinking or cooking.

Dublin City Council apologised for any inconvenience caused to residents in Clontarf and Coolock.

A similar boil notice in Clonmel in Tipperary has been extended for a further 24 hours as a precautionary measure, pending the results of further analysis of additional water samples.

Clonmel Borough Council issued the notice on Tuesday on the advice of the Health Service Executive, after concerns that a combination of power failure and severe weather may have affected the public water supply served by the Poulavanogue water treatment plant.

The area affected covers Joyces Lane in the west of the town centre to Dunnes Stores on the Davis Road, and King Street to the River Suir. The Mountain Road area is also affected.