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The Environment & Recreation Directorate is responsible for the protection of the environment in a sustainable way which meets the needs of existing and future citizens.

The Directorate through the provision of its various services undertakes measures to protect and enhance the environment in which we live, however, it is only with the help of all citizens taking personal responsibility for environmental care that our goals can be achieved.

The Directorate has responsibility for the provision of the following services:

1) Waste Management: Through the promotion of reduction, recycling and responsible disposal of waste.
2) Litter Management: Through both enforcement and education / information programmes.
3) Street Cleaning: Through the provision of a 7 day a week street cleaning programme.
4) Water Services: Through the provision, on behalf of Irish Water, of clean potable water for domestic and commercial purposes.
5) Waste Water Services: Through the collection, transport and treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater on behalf of Irish Water.
6) Recreational Services: Through the provision playgrounds, pitches, golf course and the provision of recreation/leisure centres, and multi user games areas.
7) Burial Grounds: Through the provision of good quality, well maintained burial facilities.

 

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

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        Water Services: 

        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.

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Grant scheme to replace lead pipes and fittings

The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has issued two new information leaflets in order to assist members of the public who may wish to apply for the lead remediation grant, the Department of Housing and Local Government.

The Replacement of Lead Supply Pipes Guidance Note & The Grant to replace lead pipes and fittings leaflet. 

The Replacement of Lead Supply Pipes Guidance Note offers guidance to homeowners on the replacement of water-supply pipes made of lead. This may also be a useful document for homeowners to provide to plumbers that they engage in remediation work.  The Grant to replace lead pipes and fittings leaflet provides user-friendly information to customers on all aspects of the application process for the lead remediation grant.

Download Lead Grant Remediation Scheme application forms

Please note that Irish Water has introduced a Customer Opt-In Lead Pipe Replacement Scheme. Where Irish Water customers agree to replace lead pipes on the customer side of the property, Irish Water will replace the lead pipes on the public side of the property. However, in order for customers to avail of the customer opt-in scheme, they must apply to Irish Water before their own plumber carries out any work.

Further information regarding the Irish Water Customer Opt-In Lead Pipe Replacement Scheme