Extreme weather conditions on 22 July 2016: quality of drinking water in the places affected by the extreme weather conditions (situation at 12.45 p.m. on 26 July 2016)

Consumption of drinking water allowed

Consumption of water is once again allowed throughout the following municipalities:

  • Nommern
  • and Larochette,
  • and in those parts of Ermsdorf (as already communicated on 25 July 2016),
  • Stegen,
  • Eppeldorf
  • and Folkendange

where the quality of water is now back to normal, as evidenced by the latest analyses carried out at the water management authority's laboratory.


However, the restrictions regarding the consumption of drinking water continue to apply in the municipalities of Medernach and Savelborn.

Ban on the consumption of drinking water

Until further notice, human consumption of water is not allowed in the municipality of Reisdorf, except for sanitary purposes.

Distribution of drinking water

The authorities are continuing their distribution of bottled water at the fire and rescue centre in Reisdorf and at the primary school in Medernach. The distribution of bottled water is no longer necessary in those places where the quality of the water has now returned to normal. Water will continue to be distributed every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice.

Unless indicated otherwise, these restrictions will continue to apply until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 July, pending the results of the further water quality analyses being carried out. The population will be informed by the relevant authorities as soon as the quality of the water returns to normal. Until then, drinking water will be provided by the Rescue Services Agency, the Army, and the respective municipal authorities.

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