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Update on Water Supplies in Cork City Thursday 30th December 2010

Cork City Council would like to thank members of the public who have carried out work on their properties to repair or minimize water leaks over the past few days. This work has had a positive impact on water supply in the city.

Cork City Council continues to appeal to owners and occupiers of vacant premises including shops, offices, factories schools, apartments and flats to check their properties and to turn off the water supply immediately in the event of leaks. Property owners are requested to repair leaks on their properties as quickly as possible. Water supplies should be turned off pending repair of leaks.

City Council crews continue to work in  repairing leaks on the mains water supply. Customers are advised that leak repair work can give rise to temporary disruption, pressure fluctuations and temporary discolouration.

Water Restrictions

Demand for water remains high across the City network. In order to maintain supplies, the City Council will continue night restrictions over a number of areas which have very high leakage levels. These are detailed on the attached PDF document at the end of this webpage.

Supplies will be restricted from 7 p.m. this evening (30th December 2010). Supplies will be restored from approx 10 a.m. each morning. While it may take a number of hours to restore supplies to some of these areas, all such areas will receive sufficient mains supplies each day to refill storage tanks in houses and other buildings. The number of areas affected will reduce as demand returns to normal.  If you are not receiving a water supply the likelihood is that the problem may be internal to your system.


In order to assist householders with supply difficulties, stand pipes remain in place at the following locations:

·         Boreenmanna Road (east of the junction of Wallace Avenue)

·         Deerpark

·         Commons Road (Blackpool Church)

·         Old Youghal Road (By Collins Barracks)

·         Old Youghal Road (by Glenamoy Lawn)

Stand pipes will be operational from

·         10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 


Individual householders in areas where water supply has been restored and who do not yet have water supply to their properties should be aware that this may be as a result of:

·         Leaks in their service pipe/supply,

·         Still frozen pipework or

·         Airlocks in the internal distribution system

Heating Systems

People experiencing water related difficulties should consult with their own plumber before using heating systems as problems may be experienced. 


Customers experiencing problems can call us on 4966512 (24 hours a day).

Water Supply December 30th Map

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