Due to hydrocarbon contamination of the source supplying the Fethard Public Water Supply, Irish Water and Tipperary County Council, in consultation with the HSE, have issued a Do Not Drink notice for customers supplied by this scheme.
Areas affected include Fethard, Killenaule, Gortnahoe, Ballysloe, Ballynonty, Moyglass, Mullinahone, Drangan, Glengoole, Cloneen, Ballinure, Killusty and surrounding areas.
A supply of water tankers for affected areas are currently available at the following locations:
* Asses Turn Mullinahone
* Poulacapple Junction
* Poulacapple School
* Kilvemnon National School
Irish Water make every effort to ensure that the alternative drinking water supply provided, including the tanker/bowser, and dispensing tap, are adequately disinfected.
However, as it is not practical to provide sterilised containers for the public to transport drinking water from the tanker to their homes, Irish Water cannot guarantee that any containers used by the public do not negatively impact or contaminate the drinking water.
Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it is recommended that any members of the public who obtain water from a tanker or bowser boil the water before use.