Essential overnight restrictions required for Clonakilty Public Water Supply

Saturday, 19 August, 2023: Nighttime water restrictions are necessary in the Clonakilty area this weekend from 11pm each night to 7am the following morning.  

The restrictions are necessary in order to maintain a daytime water supply for customers. 

The areas affected include the entire Clonakilty Urban Network. In particular, high ground areas such as Youghals, Cloheen, Ladys Cross, The Bypass Road, Cottage Road, Fernhill Road, The Miles, Tawnies Lower, Barrick Hill, Reenascreena, Santry North, Santry South, Inchinattin, Tullig, Carrigfadda, Glanbrack, Maulatallavally, Knocks, Threegneeves and Gortroe will be affected.

Water levels will be reviewed every morning and updates provided to the community as necessary. 

Heavy rainfall and the subsequent impact on the river has also presented operational challenges at the water treatment plant and continued high demand has not allowed for reservoirs to fully replenish. Therefore, restrictions are necessary until further notice.

Speaking about conserving water, Uisce Éireann’s Regional Operations Lead Niall O’Riordan said: “We must introduce restrictions this weekend due to the continued high demand for water in the area. These restrictions allow reservoir levels to recover overnight and maintain a consistent supply of drinking water for customers during the day. I continue to call on customers in West Cork to play their part in ensuring there is enough water for everyone.

“It is important that we all consider our water usage and look at simple yet impactful ways to conserve water. It can sometimes be difficult to know where to start, but even small changes can make a significant difference, for example, turning off the hose, avoiding power washing and checking for leaks on outdoor taps. 

Niall continued: “For more simple ways to conserve water check out the Uisce Éireann website where our conservation calculator ( can help people work out how much water they are currently saving and how they can conserve even more. We are also encouraging the public to report any visible leaks on the public network via our website at or by contacting 1800 278 278.

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates on local water supply issues, please visit the Water Supply Updates section of