A boil water notice has been issued for parts of Limerick affecting up to 500 people.

The Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council issued the notice today to all customers served by the Fedamore public water supply.

The notice has been put in place following an increase in turbidity - or cloudiness - at the underground borehole source which supplies the area.

Irish Water said this has led to a risk of the treatment process being compromised.

It said it is working with Limerick City and County Council to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

In the meantime, all customers of this supply are advised to boil water before use until further notice.

Water must be boiled for:

  •  Drinking
  •  Drinks made with water
  •  Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating
  •  Brushing of teeth
  •  Making of ice - discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from cooled boiled water.