EPA welcomes lifting of Galway city boil water notice

Date released: Aug 20 2007

The Environmental Protection Agency welcomes the lifting of the boil water notice in Galway city this morning. 

Mr Gerard O’Leary, Programme Manager, EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement said in welcoming the news, “The EPA directed Galway City Council on 15th May to undertake a number of actions in relation to the problems with the supply of drinking water in Galway city. A key requirement of the Direction was the installation of an ultraviolet light disinfection system at the Terryland New plant.  This system provides an effective barrier to cryptosporidium entering the drinking water supply and has been put in place today.” 
 
“The cryptosporidium contamination incident in Galway city, and more recently in Clonmel, is a timely reminder to all local authorities of the importance of both the need for source protection and provision of adequate treatment facilities” he concluded.