Advice of essential upgrade works at Sarsfields Road, Cork City

10 February 2023

Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Cork City Council, will carry out essential water main upgrade works to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in the Sarsfields Road area. The works are scheduled to take place on Monday, 13 February from 9am until 5am on Tuesday, 14 February.

During the works, customers in Garrane Dare, Holly House, Hazel House, Eagle Valley, Douglcloyne Industrial Estate, White Oaks, Brentwood Court, Westlawn, Eagle Hall, Sarsfield Heights, The Headlands, Richmond Elmvale Court, Elmvale Close, Westbury, Elm Park, Forest Ridge, Robinscourt and surrounding areas may experience temporary low pressure and/or water outages. 

Crews will make every effort to minimise the disruption to impacted customers and will work to complete these works as quickly and as safely as possible. Temporary traffic management will be put in place to facilitate the safe delivery of works along Sarsfields Road. It typically takes two to three hours following restoration time for the network to refill and normal water supply to fully return.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Uisce Éireann receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates, please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website. 

These works are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann’s national Leakage Reduction Programme. Since 2018, Uisce Éireann has invested over €500 million to upgrade the underground water network across the country through the delivery of the Leakage Reduction Programme. We are investing a further €250 million every year up to the end of 2030 - fixing leaks and replacing pipes to provide a more reliable water supply.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.