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Update on Water Supplies in Cork City. 28th December 2010 12.30 p.m.

There will be continued disruption to water supplies in the city over the coming days. 
Demand for water remains very high across the City network due to the level of leaks arising. 

Water Conservation

The City Council appeals to water consumers not to waste water and to conserve supplies where possible. 

In order to conserve and maintain supplies, Cork City Council will continue night restrictions over a small number of areas which have very high leakage levels. These are predominately the higher areas on the northside of the city. 

Supplies will be restricted from 7 p.m. this evening (28th December 2010) and again tomorrow evening (29th December 2010).  Supplies will be restored from 10 a.m. each morning and water should begin to return to affected areas from this time.  While it will 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.


In order to assist householders in the affected areas with supply difficulties, stand pipes are being set up at the following locations:

  • Boreenamanna 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. today (28th December 2010) and
  • from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow (29th December 2010). 


Water Leakage

Keyholders/caretakers are again asked to check their properties for leaks (schools, offices, commercial/industrial buildings, outside yards, vacant houses etc.). Water supplies should be switched off pending completion of any necessary repairs.

City Council crews are working to repair leaks on the mains and customers are advised that this work can give rise to temporary disruption, pressure fluctuations and temporary discolouration.

While areas on elevated ground have also experienced disruption today, it is expected that sufficient mains supply will be delivered today to ensure the refilling of storage tanks in houses and other buildings.


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:

  • Still frozen pipework and
  • Airlocks in the internal distribution system


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

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