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Reactive flushing works ongoing in Ardcullen

24 November 2023

Uisce Éireann and Cork City Council wish to advise customers in the Ardcullen and surrounding areas that reactive flushing works are being carried out on the water network this evening.

As a result of a pump failure in the area this morning, there may be an increase in discoloured water at customers taps over the next 24 hours. If this occurs, running the tap for several minutes will usually restore water to a clear colour. Uisce Éireann continues to advise customers not to drink discoloured water.

Flushing involves isolating small sections of the network and clearing the watermains of any sediment from these old cast iron pipes to reduce instances of discolouration of the water supply. 

Ongoing testing and analysis of the water supply continues, in conjunction with extensive monitoring across Cork City’s distribution network. This ensures the water is compliant with drinking water regulations and is safe to drink. The results of these ongoing tests are shared with the EPA and the HSE. 

For further information, please visit our supply and service section on our website. The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1800 278 278 and contact us on Twitter @IWCare

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit our website.