Major upgrades to sewer network progressing in Bray

02 September 2022

Irish Water, working in partnership with Wicklow County Council, is progressing a major project to upgrade and improve the sewer network at Old Connaught, Bray. The delivery of this important wastewater project will support future development and economic growth and will significantly improve the capacity and operational performance of the existing sewers, benefitting local businesses and residents.

The project, which is due to begin next week, will involve the construction of over 400 meters of new gravity sewerage pipes on Ravenswell Road and Harbour Road Access.

Commenting on the project, Padraig Hanly, Regional Delivery Lead at Irish Water said, “Working with our colleagues in Wicklow County Council, we are delighted to announce the progression of this vital project for Bray. A sewer network that is fit for purpose is essential to support business and social development in the community. These works will support existing and future residential and commercial development while also improving the overall performance of the sewer network and will safeguard the local environment by reducing the risk of sewer flooding.

Padraig added “We understand that the works may cause some inconvenience to commuters and our crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption and complete the project as quickly as possible. On behalf of Irish Water, I would like and thank the people of Bray in advance for their support and co-operation.

In order for the project to be completed safely and in a timely manner, Ravenswell Road footpath along the River Dargle will close on the commencement of works for approximately one month. Diversion routes for pedestrians will be in place and will also be communicated locally. 

Where works are underway on the public road, traffic management will be in place in the form of a stop/go traffic light system, however, emergency traffic and access for local residents will be maintained at all times. The first phase of the works will involve the construction of 200 meters of sewerage pipes along Ravenswell Road and is set to be completed in November 2022. The remainder of the works will be delivered in early 2023 following the completion of third party development works planned for the Harbour Road Access over the coming months. The project is being delivered by David Walsh Civil Engineering on behalf of Irish Water.

Irish Water and Wicklow County Council regret any inconvenience that this essential project may cause. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For general updates, visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.