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Latest update on water situation in Mallow & North Cork – 3rd January 2011

The following is the up to date position on Water Supplies in the Mallow & North Cork region today, 3rd January 2011.

Cork County Council plumbing crews are working through the bank holiday weekend identifying and repairing breaks / leaks. The Public are asked to conserve water and to check unoccupied dwellings / properties / farms for any leaks /or breaks.

Cork County Council acknowledges and appreciates the continued co-operation of water consumers.

Mallow;

The reservoir level is still critical and interruptions will continue in the coming days due to the excessive demand. River Valley, Cairn Woods & Tinley Park Estates will be turned off again tonight in order to provide a supply to adjacent higher parts of the town in Spa Glen / Ironmines area. The Gooldshill Estate area is still without a supply due to a break within that estate.

Tankers will continue to supply water daily at Gooldshill Housing Estate (on the entrance road from the Cork Road) & Bowling Green car park from 12.00noon to 6.00pm. Repair crews are working throughout the area to repair all identified leaks.

The supply to the Rockforest / Killavullen Area has been restored.

Charleville;

Due to overnight watermain break at Holycross, Charleville the supply to Charleville is now turned off to facilitate repairs which are underway.

The Killaree reservoir has emptied which has resulted in supply being interrupted to the following locations:

Newtownshandrum, Coolasmuttane, Shandrum, Ballinakill. Kilmore, Bunmona. Supply will be restored once reservoir levels recover, hopefully later today. 

Mitchelstown;

There are no significant problems in the Mitchelstown area eventhough water levels in reservoirs are still low

Millstreet;

There are no significant problems in the Millstreet Area and water levels in reservoirs have recovered.

Fermoy;

There are no significant problems in the Fermoy Area eventhogh reservoir levels are still low.

Newmarket/Kanturk;

The reservoirs in Kanturk and Newmarket are still recovering.