Irish Water warn certain Cork areas of possible disruptions to water supplies

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, advises customers in Drinagh, Crostera, Whiddy Island, Carrigtwohill, Blarney, Tower, Clondrohid  and surrounding areas of disruption to supply today, Tuesday 7 December, due to ESB outages and burst mains; some of which were caused by Storm Barra.

Customers in these areas may experience low water pressure and/or outages today, until the storm passes and crews can access plants and mains safely to begin repair works. Customers in the Eyeries and Ardgroom areas will also be without water from this afternoon when storage of treated water is depleted due to power disruption at the Glenbeg Water Treatment Plant.

Neil Smyth, Irish Water, said, “Irish Water and Cork County Council understand the inconvenience caused and thank customers for their patience while we work to restore normal supply to impacted customers. During the storm, repair works are risk assessed and will be carried out as soon as it is safe to do so.

“We are also encountering difficulties due to power outages or deterioration in raw water quality at other sites across the county, which are running on storage from our treated water reservoirs. These areas include Bandon, Skibberreen, Glanmire, Watergrasshill, Mitchelstown, Ballingeary, Inchigeelagh, Glengarriff. The severe weather continues to impact water supply schemes and further updates will be issued as the storm continues.”


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