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Restoration of mains water continues - new (12.30pm, 28/11/09)


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Cork City Council wishes to advise the media and the public that water is today being progressively restored to the following streets/roads and surrounding areas:

Blarney Street/Road

Bakers Road

Gurranabraher Avenue

Cathedral Road

Boyces Street

Glenryan Road

Fair Hill

Wolfe Tone Street

Redemption Road

Lovers Walk

Farranferris Avenue

Pophams Road

Fairfield Avenue

Commons Road to North Point Business Park

Cushing Road

Spring Lane

Redforge Road

Dublin Hill

Whitechurch Road

Ballyvolane Road

Ballincollie Road

Glenheights Road

Glenthorne Estate

Mervue Estate

Ballyhooley Road

Rathcooney Road

Banduff Road

Cahergal Lawn

Cahergal Avenue

Cahergal Park

Gordons Hill

Summerhill North

Dillons Cross

St. Luke’s Cross

Wellington Road

St. Patrick’s Hill

Audley Place

Richmond Hill

Roches Buildings

Old Youghal Road

Pope’s Road

Assumption Road

Mount Farran

Farrancleary Place

Mount Farran Place

Military Hill

Tivoli Estate

Trafalgar Hill

Lower Glanmire Road – east of Silversprings






  Cork City Boil Water Area Map

As the supply of piped water returns on a phased basis, Cork City Council, in consultation with the HSE,  has issued a Boil Water Notice covering mains water supplied by Cork City Council to all areas north on the River Lee – North Channel. It is advised that all mains supplies in this area of the city should be boiled before use.


Only boiled water should be used for :


·                    Drinking

·                    Drinks made with water

·                    Food preparation

·                    Brushing of teeth

·                    Making of ice

·                    Preparation of baby feeds (bottled water should not be used to prepare baby feeds unless it is stated clearly on the bottle that it is safe to do so).

·                    Washing of cooking utensils, dishes and crockery


General Information

  • Bring water to a rolling boil (e.g. as with an automatic kettle) and allow to cool
  • Cover water and store in a refrigerator or cold place
  • Water from the hot tap is not safe to drink
  • Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink
  • Discard ice cubes/ filtered water from fridges/ freezers. Make ice from cooled boiled water
  • Unboiled water can be used for personal hygiene (except brushing teeth and gargling), bathing and flushing toilets. Caution should be taken when    

            bathing children to ensure they do not ingest the water. It is safer to use boiled and subsequently cooled water for the bathing of infants.

  • Only cooled boiled water should be used in the preparation of salads, fruit and vegetables especially where they are not cooked prior to eating.

§         Water dispensers which are fed from a mains supply should not be used as a source of drinking water.


The Boil Water Notice is precautionary and will remain in place until such time as Cork City Council is satisfied and has verified that all mains supplies are free from risk of contamination.



Valerie O’Sullivan,

Director of Emergency Services,

Cork City Council,

City Hall,


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