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Boil Water Notice issued for Johnstown/Lavallyroe Group Water Scheme

 

It has come to the attention of Mayo County Council and the HSE that the water supply served by the Johnstown/Lavallyroe Group Water Scheme is contaminated with E.coli.  Mayo County Council following advice from the HSE has decided in the interest of public health to issue a Boil Water Notice to protect the health of consumers.

Water from this supply must be boiled before use.  Water that might be consumed directly or indirectly is affected.

Action To be Undertaken

 

1.        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.

 

2.   Use water prepared for drinking when preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing salads).

 

3.   Water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling.

 

4.  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.

 

5.   Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water.

 

6.  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.

 

7.   Anyone suffering from diarrhoea for more than two days should contact their general practitioner and provide a stool sample for testing.  They should continue to drink plenty of boiled or bottled water.

 

 

Great care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds as accidents can easily happen, especially with children.

 

 

Further details and advice may be had by contacting Rural Water Section, Mayo County Council, Castlebar Tel:  094 9024444.  Johnstown/Lavellyroe GWS will issue a notice directly to all of its customers as to when the water supply is again suitable for direct consumption without further treatment. 

 

SignedIarla Moran                                     Date:_08th November 2018

               Head of Water Services

Johnstown Lavalleyroe GWS - Map

 Boil Water Notice Issued for Rossport Group Water Scheme

 

It has come to the attention of Mayo County Council and the HSE that the water supply served by the Rossport Group Water Scheme is contaminated with E.coli.  Mayo County Council following advice from the HSE has decided in the interest of public health to issue a Boil Water Notice to protect the health of consumers.

 Water from this supply must be boiled before use.  Water that might be consumed directly or indirectly is affected.

 

 

Action To be Undertaken

 

1.        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.

 

2.   Use water prepared for drinking when preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing salads).

 

3.   Water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling.

 

4.  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.

 

5.   Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water.

 

6.  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.

 

7.   Anyone suffering from diarrhoea for more than two days should contact their general practitioner and provide a stool sample for testing.  They should continue to drink plenty of boiled or bottled water.

  

Great care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds as accidents can easily happen, especially with children.

  

Further details and advice may be had by contacting Rural Water Section, Mayo County Council, Castlebar Tel:  094 9024444.   Rossport GWS will issue a notice directly to all of its customers as to when the water supply is again suitable for direct consumption without further treatment. 

  

SignedIarla Moran                                     Date:_08th November 2018

              Head of Water Services

Rossport GWS - Map        

 

Introduction

The Rural Water Programme was devolved from the Department of the Environment & Local Government to Local Authorities in 1997. In so doing new measures of grant aid were introduced in relation to small group water/sewerage schemes, and individual water supplies.

This provided an additional opportunity for Mayo County Council to further the cause of decentralisation and work hand in hand with local communities, in the provision and maintenance of that most basic service – a potable water supply.

Group water schemes are found primarily in rural areas generally not served by a public water supply. A group can consist of as few as 2 residences and all are privately owned, operated, and maintained. Group water schemes can be subdivided into two types:

  1. Where the water is produced by the Local Authority which is then sold in bulk to the group scheme, who manage the network. These are called Public Group Water Schemes.
  2. Where the water is fully produced and distributed by the group. These schemes are called private group water schemes.

As of 2016 there are approximately 203 such schemes in operation in County Mayo, serving more than 18,000 homes and businesses.

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