Irish Water Update


Irish Water is continuing to work with the ESB and Cork County Council to restore water supply to all customers in Co Cork in the wake of Storm Ophelia.
Cork and Waterford were the counties most badly impacted by the outages due to the storm. At its peak there were 109,000 customers across the country without water. This has now been reduced to less than 25,000, 14,000 of whom are in Cork.
To meet the demands of those plants without power Irish Water, working with Cork County Council, has been sourcing generators and putting them in place to get treatment plants back up and running. At present, 26 generators are being used to power water treatment plants across the region, serving a population of 90,000.
In the past 24 hours, supply has been restored in a number of areas in Cork, including Cobh, Youghal, Kealkill and Doneraile.
In locations where it is taking longer to restore water supply, tankers are being deployed to assist the communities. The locations of these tankers are posted on the Irish Water website at
Customers can also get updates on the status of their supplies at 1850 278 278.
Irish Water would like to thank the staff of ESB Networks locally for their hard work in restoring power to our plants. We would also like to thank the water services staff in Cork County Council for their continued hard work and diligence during this storm event.