Overnight outage in Rochestown to strengthen water network

14 December 2021

This essential water outage is required from 10pm on Thursday, 16 December until 6am on Friday, 17 December

Irish Water and Cork City Council wish to advise customers in the Rochestown area, that an essential water outage is required from 10pm on Thursday, 16 December until 6am on Friday, 17 December.

The works, being carried out by Ward & Burke, are required to strengthen the water supply network in the general area as part of Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme.

The outage will impact on approximately 2,300 properties in the Mount Oval area. It may take an additional two or three hours for supply to be fully restored to all customers. A map of the areas expected to experience the water outage is attached. These include the following:

Mount Oval Village, Garryduff, Monastery Cross, Upper Pembroke, Beechcurt, Marmullane, The Meadows, Carrigmahon, Cluain Ard, Passage West, Monkstown, Upper & Lower Kensington, Thornbury View, Thornbury Heights, Lower Belmont, Charlemont Heights, Foxwood, Norwood Court and Clarkes Hill.

Steven Blennerhassett, Irish Water, said, “These works are required as we continue improving the water network in Cork city. There will be traffic management in place, but we hope this will cause minimal impact to road users and residents.

“As the water supply returns, there may be some temporary discolouration of water and occasionally issues such as internal airlocks. For helpful tips on what to do following an outage, including clearing airlocks, visit the Irish Water website at www.water.ie.“

“Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a planned outage occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we complete these essential works.”

The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1800 278 278 and contact us on Twitter @IWCare.

Irish Water 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.