Roscommon County Council wishes to advise consumers that, as a precautionary measure, it is advisable to boil water before use until further notice.
Boiled water should be used:
- For Drinking
- For Ice Making (discard ice cubes in fridge, freezers)
- For the washing of foods that will not be subsequently cooked
- In connection with any other item that comes in contact with food and
- For teeth washing
Water can be used for bathing and flushing toilets.
Information for Water Consumers on the Castlerea Urban Public Water Supply Scheme.
Summary of non-compliance.
As part of Roscommon Co. Council Cryptosporidium monitoring programme on its public water supplies, Cryptosporidium was confirmed to be present in the water supply at Silver Island Spring on 23rd May 2012.
There are a number of possible causes and we are awaiting genotyping of the species from the laboratory to confirm the cause of the contamination. Further sampling is also taking place
Following immediate notification to the Health Services Executive (HSE) and subsequent advice from the HSE, Roscommon County Council implemented a boil water notice. The boil water notice was issued on 23rd May 2012
Actions members of the public can take
The agricultural sector is reminded of the obligations set out in the European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2006. (GAP Regs 2006). Members of the public should report any suspicious or illegal activities that could have the potential to affect the ground water quality to the Environment Section of Roscommon County Council at 090 6637100.
Actions to be by Roscommon County Council.
Roscommon County Council will carry out further sampling and testing of the water supply. All results have and will be been forwarded to the HSE and EPA. Roscommon Co. Council will continue to monitor the water supply and will continue to liaise with the HSE and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The boil water notice will remain in place until further notice.
Upgrade work on the Castlerea Urban Water Supply is currently at Planning Stage. Work on a new production well to replace the Island Springs Source will commence in the Autumn subject Part 8 Planning approval which is expected to be advertised by the end of May. In addition, a new interconnecting main will be required to link the scheme with the Castlerea Regional Scheme, thereby availing of the new UV treatment system on the Regional Scheme.
Group Water Supply Schemes supplied by the Castlerea Urban Supply:
on the scheme.
Updated 13th July 2012
- - Arm Cashel
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