Irish Water says a boil water notice issued earlier this week for over 1,000 people on the Drumconrath public water supply will remain in place until further notice.

The utility says the measure was taken as a precaution following problems at the local treatment plant which compromised the disinfection process and required production to be temporarily stopped.

Works to successfully restart the plant have now been completed but Irish Water says following consultation with the HSE, all water should continue to be boiled before consumption.

The utility says it’s working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

The affected areas include Drumconrath, Druminshin, Loughbrackan, Drumsillagh, Kearntown, Ballymacolgan, Drumgill Upper, Corstown, Rathtrasna, Drumgill Lower, Summerhill, Mooneystown, Hennigan, Posseckstown, Rathreynolds, Saintjohnsfort, Mackanhill, Birdhill, Aclare House Demesne, Caddelstown, Woodtown, Piercetown, Syddan, Mentrim, Bigstown, Clonbartan, Mandistown, Newstone, Mullyandrew, Greenan and other surrounding areas.