Significant milestone announced in providing improved drinking water quality for Gorey

23 January 2023

Upgrade of Creagh Water Treatment Plant on the horizon will benefit over 7,000 customers.

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council is delighted to officially announce that works are due to commence in February 2023, on the upgrade of the Creagh Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in Gorey. 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, Infrastructure Delivery Project Manager for Uisce Éireann, Hugh Kennedy said: “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 Ultra Violet (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.

Uisce Éireann  is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.