2 July 2020 Go back to News
Essential upgrade works to safeguard the wastewater network in Newbridge
Works to upgrade wastewater infrastructure in Newbridge part of Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme
Irish Water is working in partnership with Kildare County Council to upgrade the wastewater infrastructure in Newbridge as part of the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme. These works are part of a project to upgrade and replace the sewers in several locations in Newbridge safeguarding the wastewater network and to support current and future development.
To minimise disruption, the work will be completed in phases and traffic management will be in place. In order to safely facilitate the works a temporary road closure will be necessary from Monday 6 July until Sunday 19 July on the Athgarvan Road, Kilbelin. The diversion routes will be clearly signposted and emergency access and local access will be maintained. Access to all businesses in the impacted areas will also be maintained.
Irish Water and Kildare County Council regrets any inconvenience caused by these works and thanks customers for their patience while we complete these essential works.
Irish Water is working at this time, with our local authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of drinking water and wastewater services.
The works in Newbridge form part of a significant €38 million investment in the wastewater infrastructure in Kildare that involves laying 18km of new sewers to improve the wastewater network and safeguard the environment. This project is essential as the current wastewater infrastructure is unable to support the needs of the area and it is not compliant with Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulations 2001 and conditions as set out in the Environmental Protection Agencies Wastewater Discharge Licence.
Speaking about this vital project, Olive Marshall, Irish Water, said “This project will safeguard the environment by improving the wastewater system. It will ensure that there is capacity for future growth in Newbridge as well as other towns in Kildare. The works in Newbridge form part of a larger €38 million project called the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme that is needed to provide Clane, Sallins, Prosperous, Naas, Kill and Johnstown with the infrastructure needed to support the building of houses, schools, attract new industry and allow companies to expand and grow."
For more on this project and others in your area visit our Projects and Plans section.