4000 houses affected by contaminated water

Up to 4000 households have been affected by contaminated water in the district from Ballyheigue to Kerry Head. Residents have been advised to boil water prior to use by Kerry County Council. The water was tested on Monday and an indicator of pollution was found. Further tests are being carried out today and Kerry County Council hope the precautionary measure of boiling the water will not be necessary tomorrow. Vincent Horgan Area Engineer with North Kerry says at present the cause of the contamination is not known.