The existing water restrictions in Corofin and Ruan will remain in place until at least Friday, Clare County Council has confirmed.
On Thursday evening last ( August 14), approximately 1,800 customers were advised, as a precautionary measure, that water in Corofin town and its environs, Ruan village and the area served by the Killeen Group Water Scheme was not suitable for drinking due to the presence of an algal bloom in Inchiquin Lake.
Customers are being advised that the water supply should not be used until further notice except for the flushing of toilets, flushing of internal house plumbing systems and laundry. Customers are also advised to discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers. It is also advised that the water should not be used for personal hygiene such as showering and the brushing of teeth.
Drinking water tankers are being provided outside Bofey Quinns Pub, St Patrick’s Community Hall, the Grotto, opposite Kerry Agri (Corofin) and adjacent to the Dalcassion Pub (Ruan). Members of the public are asked to bring their own containers and boil all water for consumption taken from the tankers.
Further information will be disseminated via local media, on www.water.ie
Inchiquin Lake meanwhile, remains closed to the public.