Boil Water Notice for Wexford Town and Gorey remains in place for 3rd weekend in a row

Boil Water Notice for Wexford Town and Gorey remains in place for 3rd weekend in a row

A boil water notice will remain in place for Wexford Town and Gorey for the third weekend in a row.

Wexford County Council says the notice, which was issued on the 28th of October, will be lifted as soon as it is safe to do so.

Works are currently being carried out at two of the counties' water treatment plants.

In Gorey, maintenance work was carried out on the filtration system at the Creagh Water Treatment Plant during the week.


Following this, further testing and monitoring of the performance of the plant is underway and a further assessment of the Boil Water Notice will be made next week.

Irish Water has invested €100k at the Creagh Water Treatment Plant since August 2021 on a range of capital works and is also pleased to announce that we have received approval in principle, subject to specifications and costings, to acquire an additional UV treatment system to provide further resilience to the water treatment plant.

The treatment plant’s long-term solution is also being explored and risk analysis has been carried out on the supply and the current treatment process. This is the starting point for developing the long-term solution for the treatment plant at Creagh.

In the Wexford town supply, flushing of the network is continuing. This has been limited by low water levels in the reservoir but levels are now recovering and Irish Water operations and compliance teams will review the water quality test results early next week with a view to lifting the Boil Water Notice as quickly as possible.


Jim Fitzgerald, Regional Operations Manager with Irish Water, said:

"We are continuing to monitor the performance of both the Gorey and Wexford plants with a view to lifting these Boil Water Notices as soon as it is safe to do so.

"While these notices are essential measures in order to protect public health, we understand the inconvenience and disruption they cause. We would like to thank the people of Wexford and Gorey for their patience and assure them that we are working as a matter of priority with our partners in Wexford County Council to address these issues.
"If any customer has a query or concern about their Boil Water Notices, please contact the Irish Water customer care helpline, open 24/7 on 1800 278 278."