Boil water notice for Lismore area to be 'lifted next week'

A Boil Water Notice for the Lismore Deerpark Water Supply which has been in place for over a week since Friday 17th September is set to remain in place for another week.

Testing and remedial works are ongoing to remedy issues regarding the disinfection of the water at the treatment plant.

The notice affects all of the 1,671 people supplied by the Lismore Deerpark Public Water Supply area.

Irish Water and Waterford City and County Council, in consultation with the HSE anticipate the Boil Water Notice will be lifted next week.


Speaking about the Boil Water Notice, Regional Operations Lead, Ronan Walsh said;

“We are hopeful that we will be in a position to lift the Boil Water Notice within a fortnight, depending on satisfactory results and remedial works being completed. Public health is our number one priority and once we are alerted to potential health risks, we act as quickly as we can, alerting the HSE in relation to these risks.

"Conversely, once we are satisfied all necessary works and measures are put in place, and following consultation with the HSE again, we will lift a notice, but not until it is safe to do so," he added.

Irish Water says it continues to work currently with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services.