600 residents in the Toomevara area have been put on a boil water before use notice. This notice applies to all consumers in the Toomevara Area on the Nenagh Public Water Supply.
The issue arose as an alternative supply had to be used due to a lack of sufficient supplies and the alternative source is deemed to require boiling before use.
The areas affected includes Toomevara, Coolkereen, Pallas West, Monanore, Garrane, Ballinlough and surrounding areas .
A map of the area is available to view on water.ie and included in this post.
Pat Duggan of Irish Water says once the normal water supply can be restored the notice will be lifted. Mr
Duggan says this will only be done when it is safe to do so and after consulting with the HSE.
Vulnerable customers are reminded that the water is safe to consume once boiled.
Water must be boiled for:
Drinking; making feeds for babies, Drinks made with water;
Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating; Brushing of teeth; Make ice from cooled boiled water.
Those using bottled water for preparing baby food, should note that some natural mineral water may have high sodium content. The legal limit for sodium in drinking water is 200mg per litre.