10 March 2020 Go back to News
Progress with a strategically important project to support economic and social development in Leixlip
Strategically important wastewater project that will support economic and social development
Irish Water is progressing with the Leixlip Transfer Pipeline, a strategically important wastewater project that will support economic and social development of Leixlip and the surrounding area.
This project involves the construction of 13km of new wastewater pipelines from Leixlip to Blanchardstown as well as the construction of a new wastewater pumping station in Leixlip Wastewater Treatment Plant. The majority of the works will be carried out on agricultural land, however some construction works will be necessary in St. Catherine’s Park and Littlepace Park. Access to both parks will be maintained throughout these works and every effort will be made to minimise the impact of the construction works on those communities. All works in the parks will restricted to specific working areas and will be overseen by an ecology expert to ensure the biodiversity in the parks and surrounding areas are protected.
Survey works are expected to commence in the coming weeks. Construction works will follow on and are scheduled to start in early summer and will take approximately 24 months to complete.
What is involved?
BAM Civil limited is delivering these works on behalf of Irish Water. A Community Liaison Officer will be available for the duration of this project and will, with the Project team, continue to engage with the local community and all other stakeholders as the project progresses.
Speaking about the project, Olive Marshall, Irish Water said “Irish Water is committed to investing in the region’s wastewater infrastructure. The Leixlip Transfer Pipeline will support economic and social development in the area. The project represents a significant investment of €35 million by Irish Water to upgrade and safeguard the wastewater network serving Leixlip and the surrounding area. We will continue to keep residents, businesses and the wider community informed as the project progresses”
For more on this project vivst our Projects and Plans section.