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Cootehill businesses facing additional stress as town deals with Do Not Consume notice

Jul 11, 2022 12:07 By News Northern Sound
Cootehill businesses facing additional stress as town deals with Do Not Consume notice Cootehill businesses facing additional stress as town deals with Do Not Consume notice
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A Do Not Consume water notice was issued for Cootehill last week, affecting nearly 2,200 customers.

A Cootehill café owner says the Do Not Consume notice issued for the town has placed additional stress on staff and finances.

A Do Not Consume water notice was issued for Cootehill last week, affecting nearly 2,200 customers.

The notice is in place due to elevated levels of manganese and water can't be used for drinking, food preparation, washing or cooking of food, brushing teeth, or making ice.

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The notice is still on-going and Catriona O'Brien, the owner of Side Street Café, has had to buy bottled water for customers and for making coffees, as it is too difficult to transfer it from the tankers.

While Catriona says the decision to buy water is an added expense, she told Northern Sound that her priority is customer care:

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Connie Whelan, secretary of the Cootehill Chamber of Commerce, says they had the same problem for six weeks last year.

She said it's causing difficulties for residents and local businesses:

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