A blockage caused by ragging is removed during sewer cleaning

€700,000 invested in completing these works

Irish Water, working in partnership Kildare County Council, have completed upgrades to the sewer network in Naas and Newbridge. The works, which represent a €700,000 investment, were carried out by Environmental Techniques Limited in both towns.

Improved performance of sewer network

Residents and businesses in Naas and Newbridge will benefit from a reduced likelihood of sewer collapses and blockages, reduced potential for sewer flooding and odour issues, and improved performance levels of the sewer network following the works, which addressed structural deficits of the sewers. Works were carried out using non-dig technology in order to reduce impacts on residents, the general public, business, and schools and to minimise traffic disruption.

What was involved in the works?

As part of the project, we cleaned the sewer network in order to undertake an accurate inspection and removed any blockages caused by inappropriate items (e.g. wet wipes, cotton pads, fats, oils and greases etc.), undertook CCTV surveys of the sewer network to determine their condition and the extent of any defects and rehabilitated 3.5 km of existing sewer through the installation of plastic liners, patch liners and repaired connections where structural defects were identified.

More information

Speaking following the completion of works, Olive Marshall, Irish Water Capital Programmes Regional Lead, said: “We would like to thank the local communities in Naas and Newbridge for their patience and cooperation while these works were carried out. The works represent a €700,000 investment by Irish Water, and will benefit the local communities through reducing the risk of sewer collapses or blockages, reduce potential sewer flooding and odour issues, and improve the performance level of the sewer network. We’d also like to thank our partners in Kildare County Council and Environmental Techniques Ltd for their essential roles in this project, which will benefit the people of Naas and Newbridge.” For more information visit Our Projects page.


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