Do Not Use Notice Re-Issued

On the advice of the Health Service Executive, a Do Not Use Notice is being re issued to consumers on a section of cast Iron main on the Tibbotstown Public Water Supply. Accordingly, in the interest of public health, it is recommended that all users on this section of main do not use the drinking water. The notice has been imposed due to a further exceedance in the standard level of Iron in the supply. 

This water should not be used for:
  • drinking
  • drinks made with water
  • food preparation, washing or cooking of food
  • brushing of teeth
  • making of ice
  • In particular, pregnant women should not drink this water

This water should not be used for making up infant formula for bottled fed infants. 

An alternative source of water should be used. If using bottled water, the bottled water should be boiled first (to sterilise) and avoid bottled water labelled as ‘Natural Mineral Water’ as it can have higher levels of sodium and other minerals. It can be used if no other water is available, for as short a time as possible, as it is important to keep babies hydrated.

The water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing, flushing toilets, laundry and washing of utensils. Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink. Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water. Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges.
Please note that boiling the water will not be sufficient to make it suitable to drink.

Tankered Water Supplies

A tankered water supply will be made available at Cois Fota Estate, Belvelly

How long before the Do Not Consume Notice can be lifted?

At present Irish Water and Cork County Council are liaising with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting the Do Not Use Notice as soon as practicable.

More Information

For more on our updates in your area, please visit Supply and Service Updates or by calling the Irish Water Customer Care Helpline on 1850 278 278.


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