Works underway to restore water supply in Inchigeelagh

19 December 2022

Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.

Mechanical issue at a local pumping station

Uisce Éireann and Cork County Council are working to restore normal water supply to homes and businesses in Inchigeelagh following a mechanical issue at a local pumping station. As a result, water supply to Inchigeela has been impacted.

Crews are on the ground working to restore normal water supply as quickly as possible to impacted customers.

Alternative water supply

In the meantime, an alternative water supply will be made available from 9am tomorrow, 20 December, at Marian Terrace, Inchigeelagh P12 FR63

The supplies will remain in place until supply is restored to all customers. It is anticipated that repairs will be completed by approximately 5pm tomorrow. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.

Niall O’Riordan, Operations Lead for Uisce Éireann said, "We understand the inconvenience this issue is causing and are working to restore normal water supply as quickly as possible. It is expected that the works will be completed by approximately 5pm on Tuesday, 20 December, after which it will take a number of hours for the network to refill and normal supply to return to all customers.

“We are also asking the public to do what they can to conserve water during this time by turning off taps and checking for leaks in outside taps or unoccupied premises. "If anyone notices a leak in the public network they should report it to Uisce Éireann via www.water.ie or by calling 1800 278 278.”.

Localised updates about water supply issues are available on www.water.ie or via Twitter @IWCare. The Uisce Éireann Customer Care Team is also available to help 24/7 on 1800 278 278.

Uisce Éireann 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.