Belfast Telegraph

Dublin Council lifts water warning

A water health scare which hit 1,400 homes in north Dublin has ended, environmental chiefs have revealed.

Dublin City Council confirmed that the supply to homes and businesses in Clontarf is fit to drink more than a week after the initial alert.

"Consumers in the St Lawrence area of Clontarf may now use the water as normal. There is no further need to boil the water before use for drinking and cooking," a spokesman said.

The council said all issues with supplies in the area had been fully resolved.

A leaflet drop is to take place to notify householders and businesses in the area.

The scare was described as a bacteria infection in drinking water supplies but the council ruled out E.coli at an early stage and introduced a boil water notice for more than a week.

"The water restrictions were imposed to protect public health," the council said.

"We recognise the inconvenience that these restrictions have caused. We apologise for the inconvenience and we thank those affected for their co-operation and patience."

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