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Cork City Council - update on Water Supplies 4pm - Monday, 18th January 2010

Cork City Council wishes to advise the public that the supply of mains water to most of the city and its environs is operating as normal.  Due to the level of losses from leaks however night time supply restrictions are continuing in parts of the city, especially on the northside where major losses have arisen.  While the night time restrictions will continue throughout the week, it is expected that the areas affected will be significantly reduced. 

In order to minimise the impact for customers supplies are not restricted until after 8pm and are restored in the early morning.  Restoration commences at 6am and it can take a few hours for supplies to return to properties in the most elevated areas.  Some customers may also experience short-term difficulties with regard to discolouration.  Such difficulties can arise after major disruption and where this happens consumers are advised to allow time for water to settle in their storage tanks/pipes and to ensure the clarity of water before using washing machines/washing appliances so as to prevent staining. 

The City Council is grateful for the steps taken by the public to reduce demand and continues to advise consumers that leaks on private property should be repaired as quickly as possible. 

Repair crews are carrying out ongoing leak detection and repair work on the mains network and it is envisaged that this will continue throughout the week.  

Cork City Council’s FREEFONE number has been suspended and any water queries may be directed again to the following Water Services Section telephone numbers, 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday: 

021 4924178

021 4924679

021 4924228

021 4924255

021 4924145

021 4924514 

For queries relating to County Cork, please contact Cork County Council on 021 4971411. 

Cork City Council wishes once again to thank the people of Cork for their patience and co-operation in overcoming the difficulties caused by recent severe weather.


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