Wednesday 13 December 2017

Boil water notice lifted in Glynn three weeks after issue

By Maria Pepper

A boil water notice which came into effect in the Glynn area over three weeks ago due to the presence of Cryptosporidium, has been lifted.

Irish Water and Wexford County Council announced last Friday that satisfactory microbiological results were found after further testing and the Health Service Executive advised that restrictions on the Glynn Public Water Scheme could be removed.

'Customers can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth,' said an Irish Water spokesperson, adding that Irish Water, Wexford County Council and the Health Service Executive Water Quality Liaison Group will continue to monitor and test the drinking water supply.

A boil water warning was issued to Glynn residents on July 5 due to high levels of Cryptosporidium in the public water supply, a parasite that can cause respiratory and gastro-intestinal illness.

Irish Water and the local authority thanked residents for their patience, co-operation and assistance during the boil water period and apologised for any inconvenience.

Anyone who has concerns or queries is asked to telephone the Irish Water Customer Contact Centre on 1850 278 278. A similar boil water notice was issued to householders in Bree during the month of July, due to the presence of E Coli and Coliforms in samples of water and was later lifted when it was declared to be safe and clear of viruses.

Wexford People

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