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Drinking water in Clontarf 'reaching safe levels' but warnings still in place

Meanwhile, some Tipperary residents will be boiling their water for another 24 hours after a possible contamination.

THE WATER SUPPLY in Clontarf is reaching safe levels again ten days after a contamination alert, Dublin City Council has said.

However, residents are still being asked to boil all drinking water until further testing can be carried out. The council said it will review its boil notice today.

The council carried out work at the weekend which it’s hoped will resolve the issue. Bacteria related to organic matter were detected in the water supply from the St Lawrence DMA in the area.

In a statement, the council said:

Results from water samples taken this week in the DMA have indicated the quality of the water supply is reaching compliance following the replacement of valves in the local distribution network at Castle Avenue over the weekend which improved water circulation in the distribution system.

Meanwhile, a similar alert in Clonmel, Co Tipperary has been extended for another 24 hours following a possible contamination of the supply.

All residents in the town centre and Davis Road area, as well as the Mountain Road area (full details here) have been asked to boil their water before drinking.

Local authorities issued the warning yesterday after becoming aware of a possible contamination to the Poulavanogue water supply, following a combination of power failure and severe weather.

Dublin City Council has thanked residents as well as its own tanker crews and water services staff as the Clontarf alert enters its 10th day.

Read: Dublin water restrictions still in place to ‘protect public health’>

More: Possible contamination leads to water restrictions in Tipperary>

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