Wexford water cuts blamed on failure to keep pace with boom years development


Repeated water supply cuts in north Co Wexford are being blamed by local Fianna Fáil councillor Malcolm Byrne on a failure to keep pace with development in the area during the boom years.

“North Wexford does not have adequate infrastructure to ensure supply of water to all houses and businesses at all times,” he said

Last week, residents of Courtown, Riverchapel and surrounding areas were notified that their water supply would be interrupted for nine hours to allow “essential repairs” to be carried out, while Tara Hill has had its water supply cut six times since last Easter.

The council is awaiting approval from the Department of the Environment for funding for water treatment works and a storage reservoir near Gorey.