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Co Clare water restrictions continue after algal bloom discovery

Affected residents told not to drink the water or use it for personal hygiene until warning notice has been lifted.

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A PUBLIC WATER alert has been issued for parts of Co Clare following the discovery of algal bloom in Inchiquin Lake near Corofin.

Drinking water restrictions are in place for Corofin town and environs, Ruan village, and the area served by the Killeen Group Water Scheme.

This water should also not be used for personal hygience, such as brushing teeth or showering, but can still be used for flushing toilets, flushing internal plumbing systems and laundry.

People in the affected areas are advised by Clare County Council and Irish Water to discard any ice cubs in their fridges and freezers.

Inchiquin Lake is closed to the public.

Water tankers will provide water at the following locations from today until Friday:

  • Bofey Quinns pub in Corofin
  • St Patrick’s Community Hall, Corofin
  • The Grotto in Corofin
  • Opposite Kerry Agri, Corofin
  • Adjacent to the Dalcassion pub, Ruan

People availing of water from these tankers are being advised to bring their own containers for collecting the water and to boil all water before consumption. Clare County Council and Irish Water are also asking for notification of any people who have disabilities or may require special assistance.

Irish Water will be providing updates on its website and on 1890 278 287.

Earlier: 1,800 people in Co Clare have been warned not to drink their water >

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