Boil notice affecting 600,000 people has officially been lifted
Drink up, my friends.
Irish Water has confirmed that the Boil Water Notice for over 600,000 customers supplied by the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant has been lifted. The latest notice takes immediate effect.
In a statement issued on Friday afternoon, the organisation confirmed that it had been agreed that the notice would be lifted during a meeting with the HSE and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Preliminary results of an audit and the water sampling results satisfied the various bodies enough to lift the boil notice.
A spokesperson for Irish Water confirmed that this means water can be consumed as normal. Irish Water also asked for news of the boil notice's termination to be shared by members of the public.
Boil Water Notice for customers supplied by the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant has been lifted with immediate effect. We are grateful to our partners in @Fingalcoco who worked with us to provide all necessary detail to the HSE & EPA to facilitate the lifting of this notice. pic.twitter.com/WlipJSCoQg
— Irish Water (@IrishWater) October 25, 2019
The boil notice — which affected households in Dublin, Meath and Kildare — was issued earlier this week after fears arose of cryptosporidium and giardia cysts in the water from the Leixlip plant.