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Civic Emergency update – 1pm, Monday, 23rd November 2009


The following is the current information resulting from the recent flooding as at 1pm on Monday, 23rd November 2009


Water Supplies

Areas supplied by Lee Road Waterworks continue to experience supply disruption.  The plant at Lee Road Waterworks has been accessed and damage is currently being assessed.


Emergency Water Supplies

Emergency water supplies are being provided in affected areas.  Water tankers to provide this service are located in:

  • Ballyvolane Shopping Centre (from 8am onwards)
  • Blackpool Shopping Centre (from 8am onwards)
  • Hollyhill Shopping Centre (from 8am onwards)
  • Sam Allen Sports Complex , Knockfree Avenue (from 8am onwards)
  • Nemo Rangers GAA, South Douglas Road (from 8am onwards)
  • Barnavara Crescent off Banduff Road (from 10.30 a.m.)
  • Na Piarsaigh GAA Complex (from 10.30 a.m. onwards)
  • St. Brendan's Church, The Glen (from 10.30 onwards)
  • Glencree Crescent, North Ring Road (from 10.30 onwards)

 Hydrant Stand Pipes are also in place in the following areas:

  • Ardmahon Estate, Ballinlough (from 8am onwards)
  • Musgrave Park/Pearse Road (from 8am onwards)
  • Junction Togher Road / Clashduv Road (from 8am onwards)
  • Sandymount Drive, Summerstown Grove, Glasheen (from 8am onwards)
  • Coburg Street (from 10.30 a.m. onwards)
  • Lower Glanmire Road at Junction with Summerhill North (from 10.30 a.m.onwards)

People are asked to bring their own containers and, as a precautionary measure, the water should be boiled before use.

Caution:  Householders in affected areas should exercise caution in the use of heating systems and electrical appliances e.g. washing machines, dish washers and electrical showers.

Information on additional points of service will be added regularly to the City Council website and media will be updated simultaneously.  


 Water for Sanitary purposes only

Water for sanitary purposes only is available at the following locations:

Kylemore Heights, Knocknaheeny

Harbourview Road Service Station

Mount Agnes Road, Churchfield

Barretts Buildings, off Blarney Street

Opposite Na Piarsaigh GAA Grounds

Fairfield Road (near Bridevalley Park)

Great William O’Brien Street - at Blackpool Church

An additional 33 sanitary water points will be provided during today (Monday, 23rd November) for the duration of the emergency.


Water for Commercial purposes only

Water for businesses and companies who wish to access large quantities of water for commercial purposes only is now available at Euro Business Park, Little Island.   Water can be filled from a Cork County Council stand pipe.  Businesses and companies are requested to bring their own tankers.  For directions and times, please ring 086 6031642


Damage due to Flooding

Cork City Council is organising a collection of flood damaged goods from domestic properties that are unable to dispose of these materials.

Please contact the Waste Operations Section of the Environment Directorate, Cork City Council, at the following numbers:

 021 4924299

021  4924308 

021 4924632

 021 4924088


Cork City Council Contact Numbers

For (water) queries 8am – 10pm, Monday, 23rd – Friday, 27th November, telephone:

021 4924514

021 4924178

021 4924679

021 4924228

021 4924255

021 4924145


Outside of these hours, please telephone the 24-hour emergency number 021 4966512

Members of the public should stay tuned to local radio stations for any further updates.


Valerie O’Sullivan,

Director of Emergency Services,

Cork City Council,

City Hall,




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