By Dan Walsh
Uisce Éireann has announced that works are due to commence on the upgrade of the Newtown Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and the project will benefit over 26,000 customers, ensuring the continued delivery of clean, safe drinking water to Wexford Town.
Speaking to WexfordLocal.com Programme Manager Ian O’Neill said; “Uisce Éireann is delighted to be investing in this significant and essential project for the people of Wexford Town.”
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 Wexford Town and the surrounding area. We look forward to working with the local community as we continue to invest in the town’s future.”
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 upgrades will modernise the existing facilities and significantly improve drinking water quality, reliability and resilience of the water supply serving Wexford Town as well as greatly reducing the risk of any future boil water notices. The works will also help facilitate the removal of the Wexford Town Water Supply Scheme from the EPA’s list of ‘at risk’ supplies from the Remedial Action List (RAL).
The works will be carried out by Glan Agua on behalf of Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, and are expected to be completed by late 2024.