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Update on water situation in North Cork – December 28th 2010

Water supply remains in a critical state and large areas had to be cut off overnight last night and during today. Consumers should conserve water where possible and check for leaks in unoccupied property as demand is exceeding supply.

All Cork County Council water supply plants are on full production with demand abnormally high for this time year. All available crews have been mobilised and are dealing with burst watermains in several locations. Demand is exceeding supply in many areas and water restrictions are inevitable but will be mainly overnight in order to replenish reservoirs. Householders with a supply are asked to use as little water as possible to help the situation. Owners of unoccupied property should check for leaks and turn off if necessary.


Supply has been restored to many areas, Interruptions to high areas will continue into New Year. Tankers will continue to supply water daily at Church of the Resurrection & Bowling Green car park from 12.00noon to 4.00pm daily.


Reservoir levels are low due to high demand. The Council has provided tankers supplying water at Uplands and at the Fire Station from 12.00 to 4.00pm daily. An additional tanker is being provided today at Rathcarrig. It will be necessary to turn off water at Duntahane Road, Fermoy from 12noon today for a number of hours in order to carry out repairs to mains

Supply interruptions also in Ballynoe & Conna

Allow Supply (serves Freemount, Dromina, Milford, Liscarroll and surrounding areas)

Due to excessive demand supply has been throttled back which will result in low pressure to all areas from this supply and the supply will have to be turned off tonight.


Reservoirs low at Millstreet, Laugt, Caherbarnagh & Ballinatona resulting in some interruptions to supplies in all these areas.