A boil water notice was issued for Killavullen Public Water Supply on Monday, February 28, affecting approximately 810 people in the area. The notice came as a ‘shock’ to locals, many who only found out through word of mouth.

Following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Cork County Council, the boil water notice was issued with immediate effect to protect the health of consumers supplied by the local supply.

According to a statement issued by Irish Water at the time, the notice was put in place due to high levels of turbidity (relative measure of water clarity) in the borehole supply, causing Killavullen Water Treatment Plant to shut down.

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