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Irish Water issues boil water notice in Co Galway after discovery of E. coli

The warning affects 1,334 houses in Ballygar.

00157742 Environment Minister Alan Kelly Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

MORE THAN 1,000 houses in East Galway were today warned to boil their water before drinking or using it to clean themselves.

The boil water notice came after advice from the HSE of an E. coli contamination, and is currently in effect until further notice.

A statement by Irish Water this evening said:

Irish Water and Galway County Council  have issued a boil water notice to 1,344 customers in Ballygar.
The Boil Water Notice only applies to customers on the Ballygar Water supply.
Sampling has found the presence of E. coli in the water network, Irish Water and Galway County Council are in the process of locating the source of contamination.

Residents are advised to consult www.water.ie for further updates in the coming days.

Irish Water and Galway County Council also apologised to Ballygar residents for “the inconvenience and disruption the imposition of this boil water notice will cause.”

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