Water supply is expected to return to homes in North Cork this weekend following repairs at the Freemount Treatment Plant

Water supply is expected to return to homes in North Cork this weekend following repairs at the Freemount Treatment Plant
A fire in an electrical panel at the water treatment plant at Freemount caused significant disruption to the supply to thousands of homes and businesses in North Cork.

Emergency works have been completed to restore water treatment at Freemount in North Cork following a fire at the facility last Sunday. 

It is expected that normal supply will return to customers over the course of the weekend.

Water produced at the plant was safely introduced into the network yesterday evening at 8pm. The extensive network of 150km of pipelines started to fill overnight and this will continue over the weekend until all lines are re-pressurised and service to all connections is resumed.

The temporary water stations will remain in place until water is fully restored.

They are located at the following locations:

Freemount Community Centre 

Kerry Agribusiness, Freemount 

Saint Peter and Paul’s Church, Domina 

Milford National School, Kilbolane, Milford 

Liscarroll National School 

Saint Brigid’s Cemetery (R522 - Buttevant to Liscarroll Road)

Neil Smyth, Irish Water’s Operations Lead for Cork, said: “Irish Water and Cork County Council will continue to transport water to the scheme to accelerate the restoration of normal supply. Also, works on the network will continue to relieve air locks, flush mains and repair bursts which may occur due to the changes in pressure on the water system. Some interruptions to supply are to be expected while these challenges are addressed.

“We wish to again thank the community of North West Cork for their patience and understanding while all efforts were made this week to restore normal water supply. We acknowledge that some connections remain without water going into the weekend and would like to assure customers that the extensive efforts will continue until service is back for everyone.”

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