Work on-going to restore normal water supply to areas of Cork City

16 September 2022

There are reports of discoloured water and water quality issues in some areas

Irish Water and Cork City Council recently became aware of an increase in reports of discoloured water and water quality issues in some areas of Cork City.

Investigations were carried out in the affected areas to identify the source of these water issues and remedial actions were carried out, and are still being actioned. While most areas water supply has returned to normal, some areas may still be experiencing discoloured water.

Water leaving Irish Water’s treatment plants is continuously tested to ensure it meets all drinking water standards. Water is also regularly tested at customer delivery points to ensure the highest standards are met.

If water from your kitchen tap looks orange or brown, Irish Water and Cork City Council recommend running the kitchen tap for a few minutes to see if the water returns to a clear colour. If the water does not run clear, contact Irish Water Customer Care Team 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and it will be investigated. Do not drink discoloured water.