Boil Water Notice - July 2009


Moderator (Charlestown)
Please be aware that for the time being, until advised, residents in Charlestown, Lanesborough, Melville and Seagrave should boil water prior to consuming.

Please see the attachment below for more information


Moderator (Charlestown)
Boil Water Notice - July 23rd 2009

Planned Shutdown Boil Water Notice


Tuesday, 21st July 2009

In order to eliminate any possible sources of contamination to your water supply, it will be necessary to empty and re-sterilize the reservoir which supplies water to your home. This means that there will be a loss of water to your property while this work is taking place. This planned shutdown of your water supply will commence at 9am on Wednesday 22nd July, 2009, and will continue until 2pm on Thursday 23rd July, 2009.

Water Tankers will be provided from Wednesday 22nd July at the locations and times listed below until the water supply is restored.
Location Times
Belseskin Refugee Centre 9:00–10:00 14:00-15:00 18:00-20:00
Meakstown Cottages 10:00-11:00 15:00-16:00 20:00-22:00
North end of the Green space on Lanesborough Road 11:00-12:00 16:00-17:00 18:00-22:00
South end of the Green space on Lanesborough Road 12:00-14:00 17:00-22:00

You are also advised to Boil the Water you receive from the Water Tanker. When the water supply returns, it is expected that the chlorine levels will be higher than normal resulting in a smell and taste of chlorine from the water, but this will disappear within 24 hours.

When the Water Supply is restored, you are advised to continue boiling the water until you are notified that the contamination has been removed from the water supply.

Advice on using the water supply when it is restored:
• Hot/Cold Drinks - Water to be boiled first before consumption
• Fruit/Vegetables should be washed in water that has been boiled first and then let cool.
• When brushing teeth the water should first be boiled and let cool.
• Adults can shower and bathe as normal but for infants and young children the water should first be boiled and then let cool before bathing as they may swallow some water when being bathed.
• Washing machines and dishwashers can be used as normal as the water is at high temperature.
• Some residents use water filters but we would still advise them to boil the water as we cannot comment with regard to water filtration systems.

We are working in conjunction with George Sharpson, Principal Environmental Health Officer. Fingal County Council would like to apologise to residents for any inconvenience caused to residents while this Boil Notice is in place. If you require more information please contact:

Water Services Department : (01)8906210 (Mon-Fri) Emergency Line (After hours) (01)8731415

Lar Spain
Senior Engineer
Water & Drainage Operations
Fingal County Council