Irish Water continue works to manage water discolouration in Cork city

Irish Water have issued a reminder that they are progressing with works to manage discoloration issues impacting the water supply in some areas of Cork City.

Ongoing testing of the water supply is continuing in conjunction with extensive monitoring across the city’s network ensuring the water is compliant with drinking water regulations and is safe to drink. The results of these tests have been shared with the EPA and the HSE.

With the change in weather conditions recently, there has been an increase in bursts and outages which has slightly exacerbated the issue of discoloured water in Cork city. Usually running the tap for several minutes will restore the clear colour. Irish Water advises customers not to drink discoloured water until it clears.

Operations Lead for Irish Water, Niall O’Riordan said:

“Safeguarding the water supply in Cork city and protecting public health is a top priority for Irish Water and we would like to reassure customers that the water supply serving Cork city is safe to drink. We understand the concerns raised by some customers concerning the colour of their drinking water and acknowledge the disruption and inconvenience caused as we continue to upgrade and improve the water supply. As a precaution, we have increased testing on the water supply and are keeping the situation under close review.

I would like to thank customers who have been impacted by the discolouration issues and appreciate your patience as we work hard to ensure a continued high standard of water quality in Cork city.”



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