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Welcome to the Environment Directorate

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David Joyce, Director


This Directorate is responsible for the delivery of the following services:

  • Water
  • Drainage
  • Waste Management and Operations
  • Environmental monitoring and control


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.

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 (on behalf of Irish Water) 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.

 How To Find Us:-

Environment Directorate,
Water Services Section,
Room 315,
City Hall,
Anglesea Street,

Telephone:-  + 353 2 1 4924514



Fax:-    + 353 21 4924006