Boost for Newcastle as Uisce Éireann set to upgrade key wastewater infrastructure

19 September 2023

As part of Uisce Éireann’s Growth and Development Programme

Uisce Éireann’s commitment to supporting future social and economic growth in Dublin continues with confirmation that works will commence over the coming days to upgrade the existing wastewater pumping station near Greenogue Business Park in Newcastle, Co Dublin. The upgrades will also support current demand and help protect the local environment.

This significant investment by Uisce Éireann, in partnership with South Dublin County Council, will provide the required wastewater treatment capacity to support current and future growth, including planned residential development. It will also substantially improve network performance, ensuring the delivery of reliable, high-quality wastewater services for Newcastle and the surrounding areas.

As part of the project, Uisce Éireann will modernise the existing pumping station, which will include essential upgrades to the pumps and valves, as well as upgrades and improvements to the local wastewater network, to facilitate current and future demand in this thriving Dublin village. 

Outlining the benefits of this important project for the local community, Programme Manager at Uisce Éireann, Padraig Hanly said: “We are delighted to be progressing this project for the people of Newcastle with works commencing over the coming days. The works will be completed by Q2 of 2024, and the project upgrade will benefit the local community for decades to come. Once completed, the upgrade works will ensure adequate wastewater capacity to facilitate current and future demand while supporting social and economic development."

We would like to thank the local community for their support and co-operation as we carry out this work. We look forward to working with our colleagues in South Dublin County Council, and most importantly the people of Newcastle as we deliver this vital upgrade to the wastewater infrastructure.

GMC Utilities Group Ltd will carry out the upgrade works on behalf of Uisce Éireann.

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 our website.