A fire occurred last night at a pumping station in the Castlejane area of Glanmire. As a result, homes and businesses in the Glanmire area may be experiencing interruptions to their water supply today. Irish Water and Cork County Council are working with specialist contractors to assess the impact and extent of works involved to safely restore normal production as quickly as possible.

Emergency repair works are being carried out to restore power to the pumping station and allow the teams responding to assess the damage and plan repair work. It is hoped that these works will allow water production return to normal later today.

Irish Water apologises for the inconvenience to those impacted in the Glanmire area. All efforts are being undertaken to resolve the supply problem as quickly as possible. In the meantime, customers should check the Service and Supply section of Irish Water’s website for updates and contact our call centre on 1850 278 278 if they have any concerns, especially if vulnerable customers are impacted at this time.

Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.

Irish Water is working at this time, with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.

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