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Boil water notice issued for area of Cork, with almost 10,000 people affected

By Darragh Murphy

November 27, 2019 at 4:04pm

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A boil water notice has been issued for Cork which could affect as many as 9,500 people.

Irish Water have advised Corkonians whose water is supplied by the Whitegate Public Water Supply to boil their water before use until further notice.

The boil water notice came into effect following a recent drinking water quality test and the problem is believed to have stemmed from the filtration process at the plant.

While the issue is dealt with, residents have been advised to boil all water that is being consumed in any capacity or used to brush teeth.

A spokesperson for Irish Water said: "Following advice from the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Cork County Council have issued a Boil Water Notice for the area supplied by the Whitegate Public Water Supply to protect approximately 9,500 people following a recent drinking water quality test.

"The Boil Water Notice has been put in place as a precautionary measure due an issue with the filtration process at the plant. Irish Water and Cork County Council are working to resolve this situation as soon as possible.

"In the meantime, all customers of this supply are advised to boil water before use until further notice."

For full advice on what to do during a boil water notice, visit Water.ie.

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