The town hall of Montluçon (Allier) prohibits the consumption of tap water for the Châtelard sector

“Contamination was detected on the network of the psychiatric hospital of Châtelard,” said the town hall of Montluçon in a press release this Friday, relaying information from the Regional Health Agency.

What restrictions for residents?

Several consequences ensue for the inhabitants of the sector: “It is forbidden to consume for drinking, washing teeth and hands, preparing food and washing vegetables eaten raw, water from the distribution network of the water network. Châtelard, until further notice, ”states the town hall.

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However, the Gour du Puy drinking water production tool is not called into question nor the quality of the water distributed throughout the city, continues the town hall, which specifies that “three other withdrawals from the city ​​were compliant ”.

“However, this contamination seems to be confirmed in the psychiatric hospital of Châtelard, the restriction of water consumption being in force since yesterday (Thursday, Editor’s note) on this establishment. As a precaution, the city of Montluçon wished to extend this restriction to the entire Châtelard network pending confirmation that the contamination has not spread to the rest of the distribution network. “

Bottles of water for residents

Bottled water is being distributed this Saturday, October 30 at noon at the rue de la Loue station for the inhabitants of Chatelard affected by the restriction. Isolated people who cannot travel will be supplied with home delivery.


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