Water warning put in place for Clare
A water warning has been put in place for County Clare after increased manganese levels were found in the water supply.
This evening, the HSE, Irish Water and Clare County Council advised that the water provided by the Kildysart Public Water Supply is not suitable for drinking until further notice.
No date was immediately available for when normal service would be resumed.
Around 1500 customers of the Kildysart Public Water Supply and the Coolmeen Group Water Supply are affected by the water notice.
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.