23 April 2019 Go back to News
A more reliable and secure water supply for Enniscorthy & surrounding areas
We have submitted a planning application to carry out upgrade works in the region
Irish Water has submitted a planning application to Wexford County Council today for the replacement of the raw water intake structure at Clonhaston, County Wexford. Should the planning application be successful, the proposed development will see the following works taking place, the construction and operation of a new raw water intake to abstract water from the River Slaney, the construction of a new pumping station, surge vessel and ESB substation.
River prone to flooding
The upgrade is required as the existing intake works which is located at Vinegar Hill water treatment plant on the River Slaney is prone to flooding on a regular basis.
This project forms part of our investment plan. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in our Business Plan. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5 billion investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.
Investment in Enniscorthy
There is significant work happening around the country to tackle the size and scale of the issues with the public water and wastewater networks including a €16 million investment in a new wastewater treatment plant in Enniscorthy.