Water supply under pressure in areas of Cork due to increased demand – Customers across the city and county are asked to conserve water
3rd March 2018 Update – Irish Water is advising customers in Cork that due to the extremely cold weather conditions and exceptionally high water demand, some water treatment plants in the county are struggling to keep up with supply demands.
All customers are being asked to conserve water to avoid reservoirs emptying and water pressure to homes and businesses being affected.
Customers throughout the city and county are urged to conserve water by turning off taps in their homes and unoccupied buildings, taking showers instead of baths and avoiding unnecessary water usage.
Irish Water working in partnership with Cork County Council and Cork City Council thanks customers for their patience while we work to resolve all issues due to the extremely cold weather conditions and would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused. We wish to reassure customers that work and repairs are ongoing and are being completed as quickly as possible. If alternative water supplies are needed in any areas, they will be mobilised when it is safe to do so.
Once further information is available we will issue another update. Updates will also be posted to the supply and service section of Irish Water’s website at www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-and-service-update/