Drinking water alert for Coolmeen and Kildysart

Drinking water alert for Coolmeen and Kildysart

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe HSE, in conjunction with Irish Water and Clare County Council, have advised that water provided by the Kildysart Public Water Supply is not suitable for drinking until further notice.

The precautionary measure is being introduced due to water discolouration caused by increased manganese levels in the Public Water 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 9pm this evening (Tuesday). Water tankers will again provide water at both locations from 10am to midday tomorrow (Wednesday). People are advised to boil water obtained from tankers before consumption.

A spokesperson for Clare County Council said: “In the interest of public health, it is recommended that all users on the Kildysart Public Water Supply and the Coolmeen Group Water Supply should not 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.”

“We are unable to determine when normal service will be resumed, but Irish Water and Clare County Council will continue to liaise with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting drinking water restrictions as soon as practicable,” the spokesperson added.

Further information will be disseminated via local media, on 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.

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