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Do Not Consume Water Notice for Cappa Rossmanagher

27 August 2021

Cappa Rossmanagher
Effective Date of Do Not Consume Notice : 27th August 2021

Summary of Incident;
Due to discolouration of the water caused by increased Manganese, the Health Service Executive (Mid West Area) have issued a Do Not Consume Notice with immediate effect.


IMPORTANT: This is not a Boil Water Notice

All consumers affected by this notice must not drink their water
1: Water must not be used for:
 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. However, ensure you first discard all existing ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges

2: You may use your water for the following
 Personal hygiene, baths and showers
 Flushing of toilets
 Watering plants and flowers

3: Caution:
 Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink
 Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the water when bathing.
 Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges.
 If you have pets and are concerned about the impact while this notice is in place, you should contact your vet for further advice.

4: Only use Prepared/ Bottled Water for the following situations.
 When preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing and preparing salads)
 Preparing Infant Formula

Where a Do Not Consume Notice is in place, you can prepare infant formula from bottled water. All bottled water, with the exception of natural mineral water, is regulated to the same standard as drinking water. 

It is best not to use bottled water labelled as ‘Natural Mineral Water’ as it can have high levels of sodium (salt) and other minerals, although it rarely does. ‘Natural Mineral Water’ can be used if no other water is available, for as short a time as possible, as it is important to keep babies hydrated. If bottled water is used to make up infant formula it should be boiled once (rolling boil for 1 minute), and cooled in the normal way. Ready-to-use formula that does not need added water can also be used.

5: Always Take Care:
If you are boiling bottled water to prepare infant formula, care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds. Accidents can easily happen, especially with children.

6: How long before I can use tap water normally again?
We do not know at present. 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
· Clare co co social media

Water Tankers will be made available at the following locations:
Location 1: Adjacent to the Railway Station, Sixmilebridge
Location 2: Crowe’s Shop, Minister’s Cross
It is advised to boil water obtained from tankers at 2 locations before consumption.

This precaution will continue until further notice and consumers are advised not to drink the water until the notice has been lifted.

This notice applies to all Consumers of the Cappa Rossmanagher Group Water Scheme.

Page last updated: 27/08/21

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