By Dan Walsh
The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien T.D., has issued an update in relation to a serious incident at a drinking water plant at Creagh in Gorey.
Commenting following a meeting with the Irish Water Managing Director and the Chief Executive of Wexford County Council on Saturday, Minister O’Brien said;
“In the immediate term Irish Water will now undertake an audit of the water treatment plants across the country. They will prioritise the largest 20 treatment plants, visiting each of them, meeting with the caretakers of each plant to ensure that proper processes are in place in terms of dealing with and escalating any incidents which may arise.
“Irish Water will also work with Wexford County Council over the coming two weeks, conducting re-fresher training on incident reporting for all plants. Where appropriate, Irish Water will now put in place a technician on site, to ensure the continued safety of water treatment plants.”