THE WATER IS OFF – in parts of Youghal & Allihies, Co Cork – aftermath of #StormEmma

4 March 2018, 11am
By Mary Bermingham

Due to issues associated with Storm Emma and an increased demand on water supplies, a number of areas of Cork are currently experiencing disruptions to their water supply.

Irish Water is working with Cork County Council to fix leaks and carry out any other necessary repairs as weather conditions improve. In the meantime, Irish Water have put alternative supplies in place in the following areas.

  • East Cork: Youghal – at Holy Family Church and Dolphin Square carpark
  • West Cork: Allihies – at Cluain Court Estate

Irish Water are again urging customers to conserve water where possible by not running taps unnecessarily and checking for leaks on their properties. Irish Water is especially appealing to anyone with an outside tap to ensure that it is securely turned off. A constant flow from an external tap over 24 hours is the equivalent of the usage of 40 households in the same period.

Irish Water makes every effort to ensure that the alternative drinking water supply provided, including the tanker/bowser, and dispensing tap, are adequately disinfected. However, as it is not practical to provide sterilised containers for the public to transport drinking water from the tanker to their homes, Irish Water cannot guarantee that any containers used by the public do not negatively impact or contaminate the drinking water

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