Cork County Council have agreed to write to Irish Water requesting a progress report in relation to the continuation of the existing water supply to residents of Kilclough, Macroney and Castlecooke in Kilworth.

Councillor Frank O’Flynn requested at the October meeting of Cork County Council’s Northern Committee that the Council write to Irish Water for an update on the matter.

In June of this year residents in Kilworth began a petition asking that Irish Water refrain from moving them from their existing Macroney-Castlecooke line, to the Downing Bridge supply, over fears amid the hardness of this water.

Then, in July, a public meeting was held between the residents and Irish Water representatives. It was agreed that progress be stalled pending a review by the company.

It was stated at the time that a decision could be expected within four weeks. Cllr O’Flynn said he was told in August that the study was still ongoing.

“I thought at this stage it would be complete and support the local residents of Kilclough, Macroney and Castlecooke in retaining their existing water supply. I requested a reply from Irish Water and the Council agreed we would write,” he confirmed to The Avondhu this week.