BOIL WATER NOTICE ~ Important Information Notice.
Kileen Group Water Scheme. Date: 5th June, 2018
Due to the recent dry spell, our GWS source has come under pressure. Luckily, we have the option of connecting to the nearby river which will allow supply to be maintained for the scheme. While this water will be treated with the systems currently in place in our treatment house, the water from the river may potentially not being as of the same high quality of the spring source so we are placing a precautionary Boil Water Notice on the supply. Accordingly, in the interest of public health, it is recommended that all users on the Group Water Scheme boil water before use. Please see the information overleaf.
How long before the Boil Water Notice can be lifted?
We do not know at present, but Killeen GWS will continue to liaise with Tipperary County Council and the Health Services Executive with a view to lifting the Boil Water Notice as soon as practicable. We will remain in contact with you as a Member of the Group Water Scheme.
How will we keep you informed?
- Leaflet drops;
- Tipp FM Radio announcements; and
- Website: www.tipperarycoco.ie .
Please advise of elderly or persons with a disability who may require special assistance. Please also advise of unoccupied residences and how an occupier can be contacted.
Remember to Boil Water until further notice.
Pat Kennedy. Phone Number: (087) 2595858
Killeen Group Water Scheme.
Boil Water Notice ~ General Information.
It is especially important that you follow the routine noted below. Thank you.
- Water must be boiled for:
- Drinks made with water;
- Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating;
- Brushing of teeth; and
- Making of ice.
Water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling.
Boil water by bringing to a vigorous, rolling boil, (for example, automatic kettle), and allow to cool. Cover 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.
Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water.
Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from freshly cooled boiled water.
Use water prepared for drinking when preparing foods that will not be cooked, (for example, washing salads).
Prepare infant feeds with tap water that has been brought to the boil once and cooled. Do not use water that has been reboiled several times. If bottled water is used for the preparation of infant feeds it should be boiled once and cooled. If you are using bottled water for preparing baby food, be aware that some natural mineral water may have high sodium content. The legal limit for sodium in drinking water is 200 mg per litre. Check the label on the bottled water to make sure the sodium or `Na' is not greater than 200 mg per litre. If it is, then it is advisable to use a different type of bottled water. If no other water is available, then use this water for as short a time as possible. It is important to keep babies hydrated.
Anyone suffering from diarrhoea, (for example, 3 or more loose bowel motions in a 24 hour period), for more than two days should contact their General Practitioner and provide a stool sample for testing. They should continue to drink plenty of boiled or bottled water.
Great care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds. Accidents can easily happen, especially with children and with persons who have reduced mobility.