There will be a possible disruption to water supply as Cork South Docks Networks Extension Project progresses.

Works begin tonight on city watermains

Water disruptions are likely in and around the many areas of Cork city tonight, Thursday, Irish Water has said.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork City Council, said they are continuing to improve watermains connections on Anglesea Street to “strengthen the water supply network” in the Cork city south docks.

Irish Water said there might be disruption to water supply from 11pm on Thursday 4 November until 3am on Friday 5 November for customers on South Terrace, Anglesea Street (south of Copley Street), Summerhill, Quaker Road, Windmill Road, Langford Row, Parkowen, Southern Road, Tonyville, South City Link Road, Capwell Business Depot, Capwell Road, Capwell Avenue, South Douglas Road and surrounding areas in Cork city.

A spokesperson for Irish Water said: “During these essential works, homes and businesses in the above areas may be impacted by reduced water pressure and water outages. Following the completion of improvement works, water supply may take two to three hours to return as water refills the network. Work crews will endeavour to complete works ahead of time in order to expedite the return of supply to the affected areas. Irish Water understands this type of work can be inconvenient and will ensure our work crews make every effort to minimise any disruption these works may cause.”

The spokesperson added: “Irish Water continues to work at this time with our local authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE Coid-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.

“Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.”