Parts of Cork's northside to be without water overnight

Irish Water and Cork City Council have said the “essential water outage” is required from 9pm Tuesday evening until 4am.
Parts of Cork's northside to be without water overnight

Irish Water and Cork City Council have said the “essential water outage” is required from 9pm Tuesday evening until 4am.

A large portion of the Northside will be without water overnight due to works taking place in the area.

The area affected is Old Youghal Road, Mayfield, Montenotte, Lotabeg, Silversprings, Ballyvolane and Rathcooney.

Irish Water and Cork City Council have said the “essential water outage” is required from 9pm Tuesday evening until 4am.

It is understood the essential works are required to replace a critical valve on a trunk main and could not be avoided.

The area affected is Old Youghal Road, Mayfield, Montenotte, Lotabeg, Silversprings, Ballyvolane and Rathcooney.
The area affected is Old Youghal Road, Mayfield, Montenotte, Lotabeg, Silversprings, Ballyvolane and Rathcooney.

The outage will potentially impact on upwards of approximately 5,000 customers in the area. The outage is expected to last approximately seven hours, however, it may take an additional two or three hours for supply to be fully restored to all customers.

Pat Britton, Water Operations Lead for Irish Water, said, “We would like to apologise for the short notice, but these are essential and unavoidable works to replace a crucial vale on a truck main on Old Youghal Road. There will be traffic management in place, but we hope this will cause minimal impact to road users and residents.

“As the water supply returns, there may be some temporary discolouration of water and occasionally issues such as internal airlocks. For helpful tips on what to do following an outage, including clearing airlocks, visit the Irish Water website at www.water.ie.“ 

“Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a planned outage occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we complete these essential works.” 

 For further information please visit our supply and service section on the website

The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call 1850 278 278 and contact them on Twitter @IWCare.

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