Thousands affected by burst pipe in Cork

Thousands affected by burst pipe in Cork

More than 4,500 households and 370 non-domestic premises have been impacted after a pipe burst this morning in Cork affecting Rochestown, Passage West and surrounding areas.

Irish Water has revealed that customers in the Passage West, Rochestown, Monkstown, Maryborough, Douglas and surrounding areas in Co. Cork are affected.

St Francis' College in Rochestown was forced to close at around 12pm today after the incident.

In a statement to the Echo, Irish Water said it is working in partnership with Cork County Council is working to restore the water supply in the Rochestown area following the burst pipe.

“Crews have been on the ground since this morning and work is continuing,” said a spokesperson.

“It is expected that the repair will be completed by 9pm this evening and water will begin to be restored tomorrow morning.

“Full water service may take some time to return as water refills the network,” she added.

Cork County Council confirmed to the Echo that a burst water main led to the closure of Rochestown College today, and that Irish Water staff are presently on site working on the issue and normal service is expected to resume this evening.

Irish Water apologised to customers for the inconvenience caused and thanked them for their patience while crews work to repair the pipe.

Its Customer Care Team is available 24/7 on 1850 278 278.

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