Tuesday, September 21, 2021

'Do Not Consume' Notice for Belturbet - Anglo Celt

Last updated Friday, September 10, 2021 10:28 ET , Source: NewsService

The notice for Belturbet does not apply to other areas and water schemes in Cavan.

A 'Do Not Consume Notice' has been issued for all consumers on the Belturbet Public Water Supply Scheme due to elevated levels of manganese.

The move following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE) Irish Water, working in partnership with Cavan County Council.

The notice applies to approximately 1,986 customers supplied by the Belturbet Public Water Supply Scheme.

“It is especially important that mains drinking water is not given to bottle fed infants,” the warning issued by Irish Water.

They furthermore ask the public to note that this is not a 'Boil Water Notice'. “Boiling the water will not reduce manganese levels and is therefore not a suitable measure to make the water safe to consume.”

The notice for Belturbet does not apply to other areas and water schemes in Cavan.

The utility says that tankered alternative water supply will be provided at Centra Belturbet, Erne Hill and Open Area/Hard Stand, the Lawn, Belturbet.

“Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.”

The spokesperson added that Irish Water drinking water compliance and operational experts are working with colleagues in Cavan County Council to resolve this situation as soon as possible.

Speaking about the imposition of the notice, Peter Gallagher, Regional Operations Lead with Irish Water stated: “Irish...

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