Irish Water and Cork County Council are still working to restore water supply to customers in a number of areas in Cork that have been disrupted following Storm Ellen. Although a lot of progress has been made to restore supplies, there are still a lot of areas without water to the east and north of the county.
Irish Water has been re-directing supplies and deploying generators to sustain supplies where possible. Alternative water stations will be established today as work continues on the restoration of plants and the production of drinking water. The locations and times for these alternative water stations will be made available later today.
Speaking about the ongoing work, Operations Lead with Irish water, Neil Smyth said: “It has been a very difficult time in dealing with the aftermath of Storm Ellen and we appreciate the understanding of the public as we work hard to restore this essential service to the homes and businesses affected.”
Areas still without water include:
- Walshtown Beg
- Kerry Pike
- Conna Regional
Crews are working to restore supplies in these areas as quickly and as safely as possible.
In some areas access to treatment plants was hampered due to fallen trees or flooding. Further updates on restoration times will be provided throughout the day and up-to-date information will be available on the Irish Water website, water.ie and on Twitter @IWCare. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a supply outage occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we work to restore normal supply to impacted customers.
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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