Do Not Consume Notice for Mountainlodge GWS

A 'Do not Consume' notice has been issued for the Mountainlodge Group Water Supply Scheme with immediate effect.

Cavan County Council has issued the notice following consultation with the Health Service Executive, to protect the health of all consumers of water supplied by the scheme. It is effective from October 11, 2021.

In a statement issued by the local authority, Cavan County Council advise:

Water consumers should note that boiling your water will not render it safe to drink. Please use an alternative safe source of drinking water (e.g. bottled water) for the following:

- Drinking

- Preparing drinks made with water

- Cooking of food

- Food preparation including washing and 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.

An alternative supply is being provided from a tanker locally. Alternative water supplies are located at Laragh National School & Tunnyduff National School.

Remember to boil this water from the tanker before use for drinking or for food preparation. Please pass this information to your neighbours and friends.It is important to also note that water from the hot tap of kitchen or bathroom sinks is not safe to drink.

Remember – do not use your tap water for drinking or food preparation until further notice.

For further information please contact Mountainlodge Group Water Scheme on 086-2369346.