Some Cork homes and businesses still without water following Storm Ellen

Some Cork homes and businesses still without water following Storm Ellen
The Grangemore water supply has now been removed by the Environmental Protection Agency from their Remedial Action List.

Update 4pm: Irish Water has released a list of locations for alternative water supplies for areas still without water in County Cork.

At North Cork these are:

•Freemount – Bottled water supplied 

•Rahan near school – Bottled water supplied 

•Castletownroche Near Rock Forrest Bar – Tanker on site 

•Monananing – Bottle water supplied 

•Kilclare - Bottle water supplied 

•Ballynoe near Community Centre – An IBC (Intermediate bulk container) is on site 

•Knock – Bottled water supplied 

•Kilmurry – Bottled water is being supplied however it is estimated that the power will be back shortly.

•Mitchelstown South – There is a tanker on site.

In East Cork there are Intermediate bulk containers at:

•Kerry Pike (Outside National School) 

•Lisgoold Village (serving Clash, Leamlara & Walshtown Beg Schemes)

•Top Cross Lisgoold, (serving Clash, Lemlara & Curraballa Schemes) 

•Bilberry 

•Ballincurrig Village 

•Walshtown

For further information visit water.ie and or follow Irish Water on Twitter @IWCare

Earlier: Some Cork homes and businesses are still without water as a result of Storm Ellen.

Irish Water and Cork County Council are working to restore water supply in these areas, which are located to the east and north of the county. 

Irish Water has been redirecting supplies and deploying generators to sustain supplies where possible. 

Alternative water stations are set to be established today as work continues on the restoration of plants and the production of drinking water. 

Irish Water has said 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 thanked the public for their patience. 

"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," he said. 

Areas still without water include; Lisgould/Ballincurrig, Corbally, Clash/Leamlara, Walshtown Beg, Kerry Pike, Freemount, Conna Regional, Castletownroche, Monannig, Monee, Burnfort, Macroney, Knockadrumclogh, Kilmurray, Labbamollogga, Bilberry & Kilclare. 

Irish Water has said 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. 

Meanwhile, approximately 10,000 homes, farms and businesses remain without power in Cork after Strom Ellen.

The ESB has confirmed that the majority of the damage is in relation to Storm Ellen but that lightning which occurred on Thursday has led to further outages.

"All available resources are focussed on getting the majority of these remaining homes, farms and businesses restored by tonight," a spokesperson for the ESB said.

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