The HSE, in conjunction with Irish Water and Clare County Council, have advised that the public drinking water alert introduced in Kildysart yesterday (Tuesday) will remain in place until further notice.
Customers are being advised, as a precautionary measure, not to drink the water provided by the Kildysart Public Water Supply due to water discolouration caused by increased manganese levels in the supply.
Approximately 1500 customers of the Kildysart Public Water Supply and the Coolmeen Group Water Supply are affected by the water notice.
Water is being provided via tankers at Kildysart Secondary School and outside the Hilltop Bar in Coolmeen up to 6.30pm this evening (Wednesday). Water tankers will be located at Kildysart Secondary School from 10am to 11am and 6pm to 7pm on Thursday and Friday, and at the Hilltop Bar in Coolmeen from 12 noon to 1pm and 8pm to 9pm on Thursday and Friday.
All users on the Kildysart Public Water Supply and the Coolmeen Group Water Supply are being advised not to use tap water until further notice except for the flushing of toilets, flushing of internal house plumbing systems, dishwashing and personal hygiene. Ice cubes in fridges and freezers should be discarded.
Irish Water and Clare County Council is continuing to liaise with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting drinking water restrictions as soon as practicable. Further information will be disseminated via local media, on http://www.water.ie and via the Irish Water Customer Contact Centre: 1890 278278. Customers are requested to advise Irish Water or Clare County Council of elderly or disabled people who may require special assistance.