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IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM CORK CITY COUNCIL WATER SERVICE DEPARTMENT

 Cork City Council is requesting the public not to hoard water and not to leave taps running as a means preventing pipes freezing.

“There has been a huge increase in consumer demand in the recent spell of poor weather,” said City Manager, Joe Gavin. “Coupled with the high level of leaks arising in the severe weather conditions water supply has been interrupted in a number of areas, due to low pressure across the network.”

The demands on the system have compromised supply to a number of vulnerable facilities, including the Mercy Hospital

Supply will be returned to normal as the demands on the system return to normal levels.

Cork City Council is advising the public that supply interruptions are expected today in the following areas:

Redemption Rd

Lovers Walk

Killeens

Pophams Rd/Kilnap

Parklands

Onslow Gardens

Richmond Hill

Assumption Rd

Commons Rd

Dublin Hill

Redforge Rd

Ballyvolane

Glen Heights

River View

Meadow Park

Council staff are working to maintain maximum water production levels and ensure that leaks on the public mains are promptly repaired.

In addition consumers are asked to check their private connections for leaks and carry out necessary repairs as quickly as possible.

The Council regrets any inconvenience caused by the foregoing and appreciates public co-operation and patience at this time.

Alternative arrangements for supply are being established in affected areas with stand- pipes to be provided by the Council at various locations. Further details will issue later today.

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