Alternative Water Supplies available in Carrigaline as work continues to repair burst pipe

August 20th, 2019 3:55 PM

By Southern Star Team

A water tanker is available in Owenabue Heights until 6pm. Pic: Shuttershock

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Irish Water issued a press release on Tuesday afternoon outlining the alternative arrangements

Irish Water and Cork County Council are carrying out repairs to a burst water main which is causing some supply disruptions to parts of Carrigaline and surrounding areas in Co. Cork.

These works have an estimated completion time of 6pm this evening. We recommend that customers allow 2-3 hours after the estimated restoration time for their supply to return fully.

In the meantime a water tanker is available in Owenabue Heights until 6pm today.

Irish Water make every effort to ensure that the alternative drinking water supply provided, including the tanker / bowser, and dispensing tap, are adequately disinfected.  However as it is not practical to provide sterilised containers for the public to transport drinking water from the tanker to their homes, we cannot guarantee that any containers used by the public do not negatively impact or contaminate the drinking water. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it is recommended that any members of the public who obtain water from a tanker or bowser boil the water before use. 

Irish Water and Cork County Council apologise for any inconvenience as a result of this issue which we are working as a matter of priority to resolve.

For  more updates please see the Service and Supply section of or contact Irish Water at 1850 278 278.

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