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Clontarf water restrictions lifted

Dublin City Council has said that the drinking supply is now fit for human consumption.

Image: Tom Raftery via Flickr/Creative Commons

WATER RESTRICTIONS IN Clontarf have now been lifted.

Earlier today we reported that 10 days after a contamination alert, Dublin City Council had said that the water supply in the area was reaching safe levels again. However, it had continued to advise locals to boil all drinking water.

This evening, the council confirmed that the issue, which had affected 1,400 people, has been fully resolved.

Bacteria related to organic matter were detected in the water supply from the St Lawrence district meter area and the council carried out work at the weekend which it had hoped would resolve the issue.

In consultation wih the HSE, the council now says that:

  • The drinking water supply is now fit for human consumption
  • People in the St Lawrence DMA in Clontarf may now use the water as normal
  • There is no further need to boil the water before use
  • The precautionary advice that was issued by leaflet on 5August, and subsequently updated to “boil water” advice on 7 August is now withdrawn.
  • Water tankers were to be withdrawn from 3pm today

Dublin City Council said it recognises the inconvenience that the restrictions have caused, and apologised for this.

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It also thanked those affected for their cooperation and patience, particularly for “the courtesy and support they have shown to our tanker crews, water services staff and central laboratory staff as they worked to resolve the problem”.

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