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Boil Water Notice: Guidelines & Actions

Boil Water Notice: Guidelines & Actions

Due to a mechanical failure at Vartry Water Treatment Plant, a Boil Water Notice has been put in place for the following areas in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown:

Corke Abbey, Woodbrook Glen, Old Connaught Avenue, Thornhill Road, Ballyman Road, Ferndale Road from its junction with Old Connaught Avenue to Allies River Road, The Dublin Road from the junction of Old Connaught Avenue to Allies River Road, and all areas off these roads.

Irish Water are currently working with the HSE to bring an end to the boil notice, until then this is the advice they have given to those living in the affected areas

Water must be boiled for:

  • Drinking
  • Drinks made with water
  • Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating
  • Brushing of teeth
  • Making of ice – discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from cooled boiled water.

What actions should be taken:

  • Use water prepared for drinking when preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing salads)
  • Water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling
  • Boil water by bringing to a vigorous, rolling boil (e.g. with an automatic kettle) and allow to cool. Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place. Water from the hot tap is not safe to drink. Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink
  • Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water
  • Prepare infant feeds with water that has been brought to the boil once and cooled. Do not use water that has been re-boiled several times. If bottled water is used for the preparation of infant feeds it should be boiled once and cooled. If you are using bottled water for preparing baby food, be aware that some natural mineral water may have high sodium content. The legal limit for sodium in drinking water is 200mg per litre. Check the label on the bottled water to make sure the sodium or `Na’ is not greater than 200mg per litre. If it is, then it is advisable to use a different type of bottled water. If no other water is available, then use this water for as short a time as possible. It is important to keep babies hydrated.
  • Great care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds as accidents can easily happen, especially with children.

For more information and additional advice, please call our 24-hour customer care line at 1850 278 278. 


Green Party Members Take Part in Killiney Beach Clean

Green Party Members Take Part in Killiney Beach Clean

Local Green Party volunteers braved the elements on Sunday to organise a clean-up at Killiney Beach.

18 people took part in the clean-up, which, as well as cleaning up the blue flag beach, aimed to raise awareness of how marine pollution and littering negatively affects local coastal communities.

Organiser and Local Area Representative for Killiney-Shankill Úna Power thanked those who turned out for the beach clean and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for providing equipment on the day.

She said: “It’s great to see so many people turn out on a Sunday to clean up our local beach. The beach really is a fantastic resource for our community, and it’s encouraging to see such commitment to looking after our local area.

“Thanks to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for providing us with cleaning equipment. We’re delighted with the support they’ve provided us.

“Marine pollution has massive effects for both our wildlife and our communities.

Plastic waste is the number one killer of marine life, hurting local wildlife populations and impacting on fishing communities. Trash in the ocean ends up on our shores, damaging wonderful local amenities such as Killiney beach. Events like today are a fantastic way of raising awareness of these issues, while also doing our part to keep our beaches clean.”