Repairs to “significant burst” water main in Cork completed

Repairs to “significant burst” water main in Cork completed

Irish Water and Cork County Council have completed repairs to a “significant burst” in a water main serving Fota Island and Great Island, including the town of Cobh.

Irish Water and Cork County Council have completed repairs to a “significant burst” in a water main serving Fota Island and Great Island, including the town of Cobh.

Last night, Irish Water confirmed that up to 400 people, mostly in Belvelly and surrounding areas, were without water, as crews began work to repair the issue.

Irish Water said crews worked through the night on the repair and it was completed in the early hours this morning.

It said water is now returning to all customers impacted and should have returned fully in the next few hours.

The repair and return of the water supply to the network and all customers is being closely monitored at this time, and the utility said it will continue to inform the public if there are any further updates.

Neil Smyth, Irish Water Operations Lead, "Our crews worked through the night to safely repair the significant section of water main and whilst there was some interruption in Belvelly and to some other properties in the area, the majority of people supplied by this water main were unaffected. We would like to thank all of those involved in completing this difficult repair."

Irish Water said it "understands the inconvenience when a burst occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we worked to repair the burst and restore normal supply to impacted customers.

Their customer care helpline is open on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact Twitter @IWCare with any queries. 

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