Directions issued on two water supplies

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken enforcement action against Irish Water on two more Co Roscommon water supply schemes.

To date the EPA has issued 15 directions in regard to public water supplies in Co Roscommon by the EPA - 10 which were issued pre-2013 to Roscommon County Council and five further directions to Irish Water.

Last week the EPA issued directions against Irish Water in relation to the Lisbrock scheme in south Roscommon and the Ballinlough/Loughglynn scheme.

The EPA has directed Irish Water to install barriers to prevent the contamination of the supply by Cryptosporidium on both supplies.

The EPA is also set to audit schemes in the Boyle/ Ardcarne area and Killeglan scheme in South Roscommon last this year.

There have been ongoing issues with water supply in both areas and Irish Water was previously given until the end of this month to bring the Boyle/Ardcarne water supply up to standard. Irish Water has until October to complete works on the Killeglan scheme.

However it now appears that Irish Water will not be able to meet the deadlines to rectify issues on either scheme.

Roscommon County Council had a year to comply before possible prosecution, and the one year time frame expires in a matter of weeks.

Boil water notice

A boil water notice has been issued by Leitrim County Council and Irish Water for householders on the Cornashamshogue Scheme in Drumshanbo.

All householders are asked to boil water before drinking, before using in the preparation of salads or other raw foods, when brushing teeth and making ice until further notice.

Irish Water and Leitrim County Council have issued a statement saying they will continue to liaise with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting the Boil Water Notice as soon as practicable.

Further information for those affected by the notice will be published on local media, via leaflet drops and via the website You can also contact Irish Water Customer Contact Centre: 1890 278 278.


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