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Update on Water Supplies in Cork City. Tuesday 28th December 2010 1.30 p.m.

Demand for water remains high across the City network. 

City Council crews are working to repair leaks on the mains and property owners are again requested to repair leaks on their properties as quickly as possible.  Water supplies should be turned off pending repair of leaks.  Customers are advised that leak repair work can give rise to temporary disruption, pressure fluctuations and temporary discolouration.  

Water Restrictions

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 (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.  The number of areas affected will reduce as demand returns to normal.


In order to assist householders with supply difficulties, stand pipes have been 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). 



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


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

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