Following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE) Irish Water, working in partnership with Galway County Council, has issued a Do Not Consume Notice for Inis Oírr Public Water Supply following elevated levels of manganese in the water supply.
The notice has been issued to protect approximately 257 customers supplied by Inis Oírr Public Water Supply.
It is especially important that mains drinking water is not given to bottle fed infants.
Please note 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.
Alternative water supplies will be in place and further details of the locations of the supplies will be provided later this afternoon. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.
Irish Water drinking water compliance and operational experts are working with colleagues in Galway County Council to resolve this situation as soon as possible.