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Public water alert in Corofin and Ruan

20 August 2014

Clare County Council in conjunction with Irish Water wish to advise that the water in the following areas is not suitable for drinking due to the presence of an algal bloom in Inchiquin Lake:-

  • Corofin town and its environs
  • Ruan village
  • Area served by the Killeen Group Water Scheme

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 (showering, brushing teeth etc.)

Drinking water tankers are being provided at the following locations from Wednesday 20th August to Friday 22nd August 2014:

  • Outside Bofey Quinns Pub
  • St. Patrick’s Community Hall, Gort Road, Corofin
  • Opposite Kerry Agri at the Ennistymon Junction, Corofin
  • Grotto in Corofin town and
  • Adjacent to the Dalcassion pub in Ruan village

Please bring your own containers and boil all water for consumption taken from the tankers.

Customers are requested to advise Irish Water or Clare County Council of elderly or disabled people who may require special assistance.

Inchiquin Lake is also closed to the public.

For further information please contact the Irish Water Customer Contact Centre: 1890 278278 or visit the www.water.ie website.

Page last updated: 19/08/14

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