Boil Water notice - North Kildare 22/10/2019
For residents of Leixlip, Maynooth, Straffa, Celbridge and Ardclough
This Boil Water Notice impacts approximately 600,000 people supplied by the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant. The areas impacted are as follows: parts of Fingal, areas in Dublin City Council, parts of South Dublin County Council, parts of Kildare, and Dunboyne in Meath. Full details are in the accompanying map and on water.ie.
Irish Water has acknowledged the impact and inconvenience caused by this Boil Water Notice to homes and businesses, and reassured customers that our drinking water and operational experts are working with our colleagues in Fingal County Council to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We’re also contacting all registered vulnerable customers who are affected by this Boil Water Notice to advise them.
If you live or are travelling/staying in an area affected by this Boil Water Notice, follow the steps below.
Boil Water Advice - water must be boiled for: • Drinking • Drinks made with water • Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating • Brushing of teeth • Making of ice - discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from cooled boiled water.
What actions should be taken: • Use water prepared for drinking when preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing salads) • 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 (e.g. with an 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 • Prepare infant feeds with water that has been brought to the boil once and cooled. Do not use water that has been re-boiled 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 200mg per litre. Check the label on the bottled water to make sure the sodium or `Na' is not greater than 200mg 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. • Great care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds as accidents can easily happen, especially with children.