‘Boil notice’ on Iona is lifted

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A ‘boil notice’ for drinking water on the island of Iona has been lifted, in consultation with NHS Highland, after extensive sampling confirmed the water supply is safe to drink and use as normal.

The boil notice was issued on Wednesday July 18 after routine sampling from the island’s service reservoir identified the water as not meeting the usual microbiological standard.

Scottish Water’s local team distributed notices to all customers on the island advising them of the restrictions and supplied bottled water for use while the notice remained in place.

A spokesman for Scottish Water said: ‘Extensive sampling of the island’s water supply has confirmed it is safe to drink and use. We would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience while this notice has been in place and thank them for their understanding.

‘Notices will be delivered to all customers confirming that the restrictions have been lifted but we would ask islanders to help us by sharing this information with any neighbours or visitors who may not have seen this update.’