Up to 1800 customers affected as public water alert issued
Published 14/08/2014 | 23:07
Water customers in Co Clare have been warned that their tap water is not suitable for drinking.
Approximately 1800 customers of the Corofin and Ruan Public Water Supply have been advised not to ingest the water on that supply.
The raw water used for this supply comes from Inchiquin Lake, in which algal bloom has arisen due to dry weather and reduced water levels.
Customers of the Killeen Group Scheme Supply are also affected by the alert.
The HSE has warned that the water should only be used for the flushing of toilets, flushing of internal house plumbing systems and laundry.
Ice cubes in fridges and freezers should be discarded, is the advice which has also come from Irish Water and Clare County Council
Drinking water tankers are being provided from 10.30pm tonight at the grotto in Corofin town and adjacent to the Dalcassion pub in Ruan village.
Inchiquin Lake has been closed to the public until further notice. Farmers and dog owners have been advised not to let their animals drink from the lake.