Significant milestone announced in providing improved drinking water quality for 11,000 people in Wexford

06 September 2023

Upgrade of the treated water storage facility at Kilmallock Bridge will benefit customers in Castlebridge, Ballymurn, Crossabeg, Curracloe, Glenbrien, Screen, and Oilgate.

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council is delighted to officially announce that upgrade works are due to commence on the treated water storage facility at Kilmallock Bridge.

Once completed, the upgrade will provide improved water quality and security of supply for over 11,000 people in Castlebridge, Ballymurn, Crossabeg, Curracloe, Glenbrien, Screen, and Oilgate, through the provision of a robust and resilient water storage facility.

This upgrade will not only ensure the delivery of clean, safe drinking water, but will also accommodate increased capacity requirements for generations to come.

Speaking about the benefits of this essential upgrade, Ian O’Neill, Portfolio Manager at Uisce Éireann, said: “Uisce Éireann is delighted to be investing in this significant and essential project for communities in Wexford. This important upgrade is needed to increase capacity through the provision of adequate storage facilities and to ensure resilience and security of the water supply.

Ian added, “We look forward to working with local communities as we continue to invest in Wexford’s future.”

As part of the upgrade, Uisce Éireann will construct a total of two new treated water storage tanks, providing over 24 hours of storage. The project will also see the installation of a de-chlorination system, a new pumping station, the laying of new, modern pipes and cabling together with landscaping and site development at the Kilmallock Bridge Water Treatment Plant.

The works will be carried out by Coffey Construction Ltd on behalf of Uisce Éireann and are expected to be completed in the Autumn of 2024. We will continue to provide updates as the project progresses.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit the Uisce Éireann website.