A spokesperson for the ESB said electricity generation had stopped because “water levels on the Lee reservoirs have been impacted by the recent dry spell and ESB continues to meet its statutory flow obligation.
“I did my collection this morning,” she said. “We fill our cisterns and hope it will last.
Other parts of the county are also seeing reduced pressure and are at risk of outages and the public is being asked to conserve water wherever possible. So far Cork has not been hit with a hosepipe ban, in place in Dublin since Monday, but that could change.