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Cork City Council issues Boil Water Notice

In response to a sample taken from the water system in the northside of Cork city which did not comply with the Drinking Water Regulations 2007, Cork City Council is today (Thursday, 9th July 2009) issuing a Boil Water Notice to approximately 600 households in the affected area of the city following consultation with the Health Service Executive and as a precautionary measure pending further investigation on the drinking water supply in the area. The areas affected are:

  • Kilmore Road Lower
  • Kilmore Heights
  • Killala Gardens
  • Fota Lawn
  • Ardmore Avenue – east side (even house nos. i.e. house no. 2 to house no. 26)
  • Killiney Heights
  • Courtown Drive
  • Courtown Park
  • Kilkearn Close
  • Coolmaine Crescent
  • Knocknaheeny Avenue
  • COPE Foundation
  • Knocknaheeny Shopping Centre
  • Dunmore Gardens
  • Dunnycove Crescent

A copy of the Boil Water Notice is being hand delivered by Cork City Council this afternoon to all households in the affected area.

Only boiled water should be used for:

  • Drinking
  • Drinks made with water
  • Food preparation
  • Brushing of teeth
  • Making of ice
  • Preparation of baby feeds (bottled water should not be used to prepare baby feeds unless it is stated clearly on the bottle that it is safe to do so).
  • Bring water to a rolling boil (e.g. as with an automatic kettle) and allow to cool
  • Cover water and store in a refrigerator or cold place
  • Water from the hot tap is not safe to drink
  • Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink
  • Discard ice cubes/ filtered water from fridges/ freezers. Make ice from cooled boiled water
  • Unboiled water can be used for personal hygiene (except brushing teeth), bathing and flushing toilets. Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure they do not ingest the water.

* Please advise Cork City Council of elderly or persons with a disability who may require special assistance *

Further information is available from:

Water Services Section,
Environment Directorate,
Cork City Council
Telephone: 021 – 4924228

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