5,400 people on boil notices due to contaminated private water supplies

Boil water notices were imposed on 94 private water supplies serving businesses and homes during 2015, affecting more than 5,400 people, due to a risk of e-coli and other dangerous bugs. Photo: Getty Images

Ciaran Moran

Over ninety private water supplies, affecting over 5,400 people, were found to be on boil water notices, says a new report by the EPA.