Boil water notice issued to 10,000 homes on advice of HSE
Some 10,000 people in Cork have been issued a 'boil water notice'.
Customers of the Whitegate Regional Water Supply Scheme in Cork have been issued a 'boil water notice' by their provider on the advice of the HSE.
They have been advised to boil all water intended for consumption, food preparation, teeth brushing and even to be used in making ice.
Washing and toilet flushing activities can be continued as normal.
Irish Water told RTE that the notice "has been imposed as a precautionary measure pending further investigation in the interest of public health".
Below are the areas affected by the notice. Other areas and other water schemes in county Cork are not affected at this point.
For a map of the affected area, see water.ie
Midleton South East, Ballynacorra, Cloyne, Aghada, Whitegate, Ballycotton, Churchstown, Trabolgan and surrounding rural areas.