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The Environment and Recreation Directorate is responsible for the delivery of the following services: Water &  Drainage (on behalf of Irish Water), Waste Management Waste Operations and Recreation & Sport . Our approach to care for the Environment is based on the principle of sustainable development i.e. “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Cork City Council, in its role as a provider of services such as waste collection, recycling facilities, water and drainage can undertake measures to protect the environment we live in, nevertheless there is a duty on everybody to make their contribution in the area of environmental care.

 

Since 1 January 2014, responsibility for public water supplies has transferred from local authorities to Irish Water, the new  national water services authority. Cork City Council operates public water supplies on behalf of Irish Water. 

The Environment Directorate as an agent of Irish Water provides for the monitoring, treatment and distribution of a continous and sufficient supply of pure drinking water.  and maintains drainage collection and treatment systems to meet the needs of the city.  The Water Services Section is also engaged in the design and development of Capital Projects under the Water Services Investment Programme.

If you have problems with your water supply please contact Irish Water:  

Faults Water Supply and Waste Water      1850 278278

Domestic Billing Queries                          1850 448448

Commercial Water Queries                      1850 778778  Contact Irish Water from water.ie

See Water Quality Reports by Irish Water since 2014      

Water and Wastewater connections from 11 May 2017 Irish Water is now your contact point for all water and wastewater connections.  Please note that existing Cork City Council application forms will no longer be accepted by Irish Water or Cork City Council after this date.

Visit www.water.ie/connections for application forms and further information.

For more information contact Irish Water:

Web: www.water.ie/connections  Twitter: @IWCare

Boards: www.boards.ie/irishwater  Email: newconnections@water.ie

Postal Address: Irish Water, PO Box 860, South City Delivery Office, Cork City

Telephone: 1850 278 278 or +353 1 707 2828

Connections and Developer Services enquiries  8.00-4.30pm, Mon-Fri

Water supply and emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

 

Since 1 January 2014, responsibility for public water supplies has transferred from local authorities to Irish Water, the new  national water services authority.

 Cork City Council operates public water supplies and waste water services on behalf of Irish Water.

  • The Drainage Section is concerned with the collection, transport and treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater from houses, commercial premises, factories, hospitals, schools etc. in the City
  • It achieves this through a network of sewers, culverts and tunnels extending over 500km, through most streets and lanes in the City, 18 pumpstations and a large biological treatment plant.
  • In addition surface water is collected from premises and roads and conveyed by sewers and culverts to rivers and streams in and around the City. 

Contact Irish Water:

Faults Water Supply or Waste Water                1850278278 

  Domestic Billing Queries                                              1850448448

  Commercial Water Queries                                         1850778778

The principal activities of the Waste Operations Section are:

  • Street Cleaning
  • Litter Control

NOTICE:

Cork City Council has transferred its waste collection service for both domestic and non domestic customers to Country Clean Recycling, The Mill, Castletownroche, Mallow Co. Cork with effect from Monday 15th August 2011.  There is no immediate changes to waste collection and you should continue to present your waste as normal

Enquiries concerning any aspect of waste collection services should be made to Country Clean Recycling at 022 46848 or to sales@countryclean.ie

 

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Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday excluding public holidays

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        Since 1 January 2014, responsibility for public water supplies has transferred from local authorities to Irish Water, the new national water services authority. Cork City Council operates public water supplies on behalf of Irish Water.

 

        Drinking Water & Waste Water Service Requests - 24 Hours 

        Faults Water Supply and Waste Water       1850 278278

        Domestic Billing Queries                           1850 448448

        Commercial Water Queries                       1850 778778 

        Irish Water https://www.water.ie/help-centre/contact-us/

 

Flooding Management & Surface Water Queries (021) 4924514

Blocked Road Gullies – Roads Directorate          (021) 4924758


Waste Management:
Landfill Site/Pollution (021) 492 4299 / 492 4533

Waste Operations:
Litter and Dumping (021) 492 4299 

ckc-typewriter-icon-58w.jpg‌ Environment Department, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork.

ckc-email-icon-58w.jpgEmail: environment@corkcity.ie

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Waste Operations

Burning of Waste

The burning of waste is illegal.

This includes the burning of waste in;

-          A barrel or exposed heap in a yard or garden

-          A purchased ready-made home incinerator

-          Burning commercial waste on a business premises of farmyard

-          Burning waste on a building site

Burning waste is not only a nuisance to neighbours it can release many harmful chemicals into the air. Such practices lead to the release of toxic dioxins which are a hazard for peoples’ health and the environment. Many people may believe that they are doing the right thing in reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and saving money but in fact they are both causing long term environmental pollution and causing possible damage to their health and that of their children and neighbours.

The Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009 prohibits the burning of waste within the cartilage of a dwelling.

Failure to comply with these regulations is an offence and fines of up to €3,000 may be imposed.

Making a complaint

You can report any suspected cases of burning of waste to The Waste Enforcement Section on 021-4924739