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3 March 2018 Go back to News
Alternative water supplies in Youghal and Allihies
Irish Water is working with Cork County Council to fix leaks and carry out any other necessary repairs as weather conditions improve
Due to issues associated with Storm Emma and an increased demand on water supplies, a number of areas of Cork are currently experiencing disruptions to their water supply.
We have put alternative supplies in place in the following areas.
• Youghal - at Holy Family Church and Dolphin Square carpark.
• Allihies – at Cluain Court Estate
We are again urging customers to conserve water where possible by not running taps unnecessarily and checking for leaks on their properties. Irish Water is especially appealing to anyone with an outside tap to ensure that it is securely turned off. A constant flow from an external tap over 24 hours is the equivalent of the usage of 40 households in the same period.
Irish Water and Cork County Council would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience this is causing and assure customers that we are working to restore a normal supply as quickly as possible.
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/ or on the 24/7 customer care line at 1850 278 278.
Irish Water makes every effort to ensure that the alternative drinking water supply provided, including the tanker/bowser, and dispensing tap, are adequately disinfected. However, as it is not practical to provide sterilised containers for the public to transport drinking water from the tanker to their homes, we cannot guarantee that any containers used by the public do not negatively impact or contaminate the drinking water.