E.COLI DISCOVERED IN PRE-SCHOOL WATER SUPPLY
A test carried out by South Tipperary County Council has, it is alleged, discovered the presence of E.coli in the water at a pre-school in Skeheenarinky. The owner of the pre-school became concerned when there was an outbreak of E.coli in the water system in a number of houses and the National School in the area.
“We are all on the same water system here, E.coli was found in the water supply of the national school and they were given a boil notice. As we are only a few feet from the school, I assumed that my pre-school would also be affected. I asked the council to test my water and they found E.coli.
"The problem is that some homes have been given boil notices and others haven’t. As we are all on the same system the council needs to tell people and to start issuing boil notices to everybody in the area,” the owner of the pre-school told The Avondhu.
Meanwhile it has been reported that E.coli has also been discovered in the water in the Burncourt and Coolagaranroe area. However, a local source told The Avondhu that no ‘Boil Notice’ has been issued in that area.
The South Tipperary county council manager with responsibility for roads and water, Aidan Fennessy, was unavailable to comment before going to press but it is understood that Mr Fennessy confirmed on a local radio station that the problem with the E.coli at Skeheenarinky was that the chlorine introduced to the system was unable to get to the source of the problem.
A deputation of residents will take their concerns to a forthcoming meeting of the South Tipperary Council scheduled for next week.
Thursday 15th October 6:30pm