A BOIL water notice has been issued for approximately 9,500 people in East Cork.
The notice affects homes that have water supplied from the Whitegate Public Water Supply.
Neil Smyth, Irish Water operations lead said, “We wish to apologise to the homes and businesses impacted by this Boil Water Notice. There have been previous water quality issues on this supply and we acknowledge the significant inconvenience this causes.
"We would like to assure the public that we are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. Our priority is the provision of safe, clean drinking water and protecting public health."
The boil water notice has been put in place as a precautionary measure due to an issue with the filtration process at the plant.
Irish Water and Cork County Council are working to resolve the situation.
In the meantime, all customers of this supply are advised to boil water before use until further notice.
Additional information and advice is available at https://www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-and-service-update/ or by calling Irish Water’s 24-hour customer care line at 1850 278 278.