By Dan Walsh
Uisce Eireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council has officially announced an upgrade at the Creagh Water Treatment Plant at Gorey that will benefit over 7,000 customers. The works will commence in February.
Uisce Éireann states that “Once completed, the upgrade will provide improved water quality for the community and safeguard the water supply for generations to come.
The completed upgrade will modernise and improve the water treatment process at the plant, ensuring raw water is treated to the highest of water quality standards as required by the European Union Council Directive.
The project will also benefit over 7,000 customers, ensuring the continued delivery of clean, safe drinking water to the town.
Speaking about the project today, Infrastructure Delivery Project Manager for Uisce Éireann, Hugh Kennedy told WexfordLocal.com; “Uisce Éireann is delighted to be investing in this significant and essential project for the people of Gorey. This important upgrade is needed to ensure continued compliance with drinking water regulations and reduce the risk of water quality issues in the future.”
He added, “The upgrade works carried out as part of this project will also ensure the continued delivery of safe, clean drinking water to residents and businesses in Gorey and the surrounding area. We look forward to working with the local community as we continue to invest in the town’s future.”
As part of the upgrade at the Creagh Water Treatment Plant, Uisce Éireann will install an UltraViolet (UV) device as the primary disinfection system, provide additional treatment capacity, upgrade the chlorination system and warning systems to futureproof protection at the plant. The central controls and automation systems will also be upgraded.
The works will be carried out by EPS Limited on behalf of Uisce Éireann and are expected to be completed by early 2024. We will continue to provide updates as the project progresses.