Limerick Village Water Contaminated by Hydrocarbons

The Limerick Leader newspaper is reporting that the residents of a housing estate in the village of Ardagh have been unable to drink their tap water for the past three months and are still no closer to knowing what the problem is or what is causing it. All they do know, according to the report in the Limerick Leader, is that there is a smell of petrol off the water and it is worse when the water is heated.

Irish Water have apparently wrote to residents telling them that the HSE advice was “not to drink the water or use it for prepared food, ice making or brushing of teeth.”

“However, unless any petrol type odour is noted, this water can be used for toilet flushing bathing, showering, laundry and dishwashing.”

For households worried about contamination in their drinking water supplies, we recommend the installation of a quality point of use water filter or wholehouse water filtration system. Read More…


November 12, 2017

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