Advice of essential water main repair works in Fairhill, Cork City

03 January 2023

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

Uisce Éireann is working in partnership with Cork City Council to carry out essential water main upgrade works, to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in the Fairhill area. The works are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 4 January from 10am to 2pm at the junction of Mount Agnes Road and Fairhill Road.

During the works, customers in Fairfield Square, Ard Alainn, Larchfield, Fairhill Drive, St. John’s Well, Fairfield Meadows, Willowbank 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. 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.