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Do Not Consume Notice issued for Cappa Rossmanagher Group Water Scheme

THE HSE and Clare County Council have this evening issued a Do Not Consume Notice for members of the Cappa Rossmanagher Group Water Scheme until further notice. Water tankers will be made available adjacent to the Railway Station, Sixmilebridge, and Crowe’s Shop, Minister’s Cross. It is advised to boil water obtained from tankers at 2 locations before consumption.
A statement from Clare County Council advises that, “due to discolouration of the water caused by increased Manganese, Health Service Executive (Mid West Area) have issued a Do Not Consume Notice with immediate effect.”
The statement goes on to advise “this is not a Boil Water Notice. All consumers affected by this notice must not drink their water.”
Under a Do Not Consume notice, water must not be used for drinking, preparing drinks made with water, preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating, brushing of teeth and/or gargling, making of ice.
Mains water may be used for personal hygiene, baths and showers, flushing of toilets, watering plants and flowers.
Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing,

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