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Over 2000 Clare homes warned not to drink water

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A ‘do not drink’ water notice has been issued to 2000 homes in Clare.

On Thursday evening, residents in the Inagh/Kilmaley Group Water were first advised not to drink any of their water supply due to elevated aluminium and turbidity levels. “Boiling the water will not remove the aluminium”, was the correspondence which was sent via text and email to households affected.

Nine parishes are supplied by the scheme with water tankers now in place at Connolly, Inch, Inagh and Kilmaley.

Operational for over four decades, the water scheme will be impacted for the next week. Tests are to be carried out following necessary repairs but in the interval consumers are being cautioned not to drink anything from their water supply. The water is not to be used for cooking of food and vegetables, brushing of teeth or gargling following the declaration of a ‘do not drink notice’ by Clare County Council and the HSE.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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