Another Do Not Consume notice issued for local scheme

It was issued in the last 12 hours.

Another Do Not Consume notice has been issued for a local water scheme.

Cavan County Council says following consultation with the Health Service Executive, it is issuing a 'Do Not Consume' notice with immediate effect to protect the health of all consumers of water supplied by the Bunnoe Group Water Supply Scheme.

The local authority has said that boiling your water will not render it safe to drink.

They have advised that people on the scheme should use an alternative safe source of drinking water (e.g. Bottled Water) for the following:


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 water supply is being provided from tankers at Bunnoe Community Centre and Corrgarry Church, Drum, Co. Monaghan.

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.

Water from the hot tap of kitchen or bathroom sinks is not safe to drink.

Do not use your tap water for drinking or food preparation until further notice.

For further information please contact Bunnoe GWS on 087 3262252, 087 2840387, 086 1779410, or 087 2700355