11 Aug 2022

Irish Water issues Boil Water Notice affecting 15,000 people in Tipperary

Irish Water issues Boil Water Notice affecting 15,000 people in Tipperary

Irish Water issues Boil Water Notice affecting 15,000 people in Tipperary

In consultation with the HSE, Irish Water and Tipperary County Council have issued a Boil Water Notice for the area supplied by the Galtee Regional Public Supply.

Approximately 15,000 people are affected by the notice which has been issued due to elevated turbidity in the treated water.

Customers in the following areas of Tipperary are being asked to boil their water before use:

  • Emly 
  • Lattin
  • Ballinard 
  • Cullen 
  • Ballywire
  • Kilross
  • Limerick Junction
  • Monard
  • Lisvarnane
  • Rosadrehid
  • Bansha
  • Tankerstown
  • Kilfeacle 
  • Golden
  • Cashel
  • Rosegreen
  • New Inn 
  • The surrounding areas

A map is available to view on the supply and service section of 

Irish Water’s Colin Cunningham says they are working to lift the notice as soon as possible. 

“We are working closely with Tipperary County Council to restore drinking water quality for all impacted customers. We will monitor the supply over the coming days and will seek to lift the notice in consultation with the HSE as quickly as it is safe to do so,” said Mr Cunningham.

Vulnerable customers registered with Irish water are to be contacted directly. 

Anyone with concerns can contact the customer care team on 1800 278 278 or log onto the water supply and service section of for information. 

Customers who wish to check if their property is on the Boil Water Notice themselves, please go to the following link on the Irish Water website: enter the property’s Eircode and then click the ‘More Details’ tab. 

Irish Water has given the following instructions for observing the Boil Water Notice:

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. 

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