Newtown Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Uisce Éireann is commencing works to upgrade the water treatment plant in Newtown, Co. Wexford.

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, is commencing works to upgrade the Newtown Water Treatment Plant. This project will benefit over 26,000 customers, ensuring the delivery of a clean, safe drinking water source. Glan Agua is delivering the works on behalf of Uisce Éireann.

The Wexford Town Water Supply is included on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Remedial Action List (RAL), which identifies water supplies that are in need of improvement. Currently, there is inadequate protection against microbiological failure.

The completed upgrades will modernise and improve the water treatment process at the plant, ensuring raw water is treated to the water quality standards as required by the European Union Council Directive and Regulations.

In Progress

What is involved as part of this project?

Upgrades as part of this project include provision of:

  • Enhanced coagulation, flocculation & clarification (CFC) processes.
  • Filter upgrade works to include dual media and run-to-waste facilities.
  • Electrical upgrade works.
  • Provision of a new standby generator.
  • Upgrades to instrumentation, control and automation Health and Safety upgrades.

What are the benefits of this project?

The upgrade works carried out as part of this project will:

  • Ensure the delivery of safe, clean drinking water to residents and businesses in the surrounding area;
  • Improve water quality and water treatment standards;
  • Ensure the removal of Wexford Town Water Supply from the EPA’s RAL.
  • Ensure compliance with current drinking water quality regulations.

Next Steps:

  • The project is due to commence construction in late March 2023 and is expected to be completed in late 2024.
  • We will endeavour to keep stakeholders updated as this project progresses.