DATE June 2021 – Irish Water working in partnership with Tipperary County Council would like to inform customers supplied by the Borrisokane public water supply that the Boil Water Notice issued on the supply on April 1 2021 has been lifted with immediate effect.
The Boil Water Notice was put in place due to the detection of cryptosporidium in the Borrisokane Supply.
Since then, experts from Irish Water and Tipperary County Council have been working hard to implement a solution to enable to lifting of the notice by installing a new Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system. There works are now complete and, following consultation with the HSE, the Boil Water Notice has been lifted. All 1,750 customers of this supply can now resume normal use of this water for drinking and food preparation.
Irish Water’s Asset Operations Lead Duane O'Brien has thanked the local community for their patience and cooperation while the Boil Water Notice was in place: “Irish Water and Tipperary County Council would like to thank the customers who were affected by this notice for their patience and support while essential works were carried out at the water treatment plant.
“We understand the impact and inconvenience caused by the imposition of a Boil Water Notice to homes and businesses. Our priority is the provision of safe, clean drinking water. Safeguarding that water supply for customers in Borrisokane is a vital focus and this upgrade of the treatment process will ensure a safer, more secure water supply into the future."
Should customers have any queries regarding the lifting of this notice they can check out the Water Supply Updates section on the Irish Water website http://www.water.ie or contact Irish Water directly on Twitter @IWCare and via Irish Water customer care helpline which is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278.