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After 11 days over 46,500 people in Mayo were able to use their tap water after the boil water notice on the Lough Mask Regional Water Supply Scheme was lifted on Tuesday afternoon. Daily sampling at the source, at the treatment plant and on the network since the boil water notice was issued did not identify any presence of cryptosporidium.
The boil water notice that had been in place since Friday, September 2 was lifted today, Wednesday, September 13 according to An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny. In a statement the Taoiseach said, "I am happy to learn the boil notice has been lifted on the Lough Mask Regional Water Supply and I expect every effort will be made to ensure this can be avoided in future. I understand the boil notice was an inconvenience since it was introduced on September 2, but the protection of public health was the key reason for implementing the notice. So far, no cases of illness have been reported from the presence of cryptosporidium in the Lough Mask Water Supply."
Irish Water said last night that water quality samples have detected cryptosporidium in the Westport Public Water Supply.
Some 6,400 householders and businesses on a precautionary boil water notice in Westport are waiting to hear if a water supply or system contamination is the source of a local cryptosporidiosis outbreak.
A ‘boil water notice’ remains in place in south county Roscommon, a full week on from the announcement of an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis last Thursday.