Cryptosporidium traces found



Roscommon County Council has issued yet another boil water notice after traces of cryptosporidium were found in the North East Roscommon Water Supply Scheme.

The boil water notice has been issued in recent days for the scheme which serves the towns of Strokestown, Elphin, Ballagh, Kilrooskey, Tarmonbarry, Hillstreet, and surrounding areas.

Roscommon County Council has stressed the move is “a precautionary measure”, but state that it is advisable to boil water before use until further notice.

Until further notice residents severed by the North East Roscommon Water Supply Scheme should boil water used for drinking, making ice, washing foods that won’t be susequently cooked and for washing teeth.

Further information and a map of the affected area is available on Roscommon County Council Website

Additional tests are now being carried out on the Water Scheme and further updates will be available from Roscommon County Council in the coming days.

The local authority and Irish Water have apologised for any inconvenience caused to householders.


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