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Progress update on Water Treatment Plant repairs – new (3.15pm, 26/11/09)


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Emergency repairs are continuing at the Lee Road Water Treatment Plant.  This work is proceeding to plan and no unforeseen difficulties have arisen to date. The various elements of the facility (including filters, pumps and electrical equipment) are being tested as they are repaired and are being brought back into full operation on a phased basis.

Water in limited quantities is now being produced at the Water Treatment Plant and is being pumped to the low level reservoir at Shanakiel.

It is expected that water will be brought to the intermediate and high level reservoirs over the coming days. Households and businesses can therefore expect to receive mains water on a phased basis as the plant, reservoirs and related network are brought back into full operation. Further notices will issue confirming the restoration of supplies.

In anticipation of this the City Council, in consultation with the HSE, is now issuing a Boil Water Notice covering mains water supplied by Cork City Council to all areas north on the River Lee  – North Channel. More to follow.


In anticipation of the gradual roll-out of the water supply over the coming days, the City Council asks consumers to make sure that all taps and showers are now turned OFF so as to prevent risk of house flooding.




Valerie O’Sullivan,

Director of Emergency Services,

Cork City Council,

City Hall,




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