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Kildysart public water supply is not suitable for drinking until further notice

20 August 2014

On 29th July 2014 the HSE in conjunction with Clare County Council and Irish Water advised as a precautionary measure that water on this scheme is not suitable for drinking due to the discolouration of the water caused by increased manganese levels in the public water supply.

At this stage the water quality has improved because of the on–going modifications to the water treatment process. The general quality of the water is not yet at a satisfactory level and following further consultation with the HSE it is advised that the water is not suitable for drinking until further notice.

In the interest of public health, it is recommended that all users on the Kiladysert Public Water Supply and the Coolmeen Group Water Supply should not use tap water until further notice except for:

  • Flushing of toilets
  • Flushing of internal house plumbing systems
  • Dishwashing
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Laundry ( High Manganese may lead to staining of clothes but is not a public health risk)

Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers.

Water tankers will be made available at the locations below, until at least Friday 22nd August 2014:

Location 1 : Secondary School Kiladysert

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. 7.00 p.m.

Location 2 : Hilltop Bar, Coolmeen

  • 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. 
  • 8.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

It is advised to boil water obtained from tankers before consumption.

How long before I can use tap water normally again?

  • We do not know at present, 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.

How will we keep you informed?

  • Local radio
  • Website:
  • Irish Water customer contact centre: 1890 278 278

Please advise Irish Water or Clare County Council of elderly or disabled people who may require special assistance. A further notice will be issued.

Page last updated: 20/08/14

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