11 December 2018 Go back to News
Project progressing to upgrade the wastewater infrastructure in the Lower Liffey Valley Area
This €20 million project will provide for future population growth and economic development
Irish Water is progressing an upgrade to the wastewater infrastructure in the Lower Liffey Valley area. The project includes the construction of approximately 5km of new sewer network to the Leixlip Wastewater Treatment Plant, a pumping station within the site boundary of the wastewater treatment plant. It also includes the construction of approximately 8km of underground wastewater network from the wastewater treatment plant to a sewer on the Damastown Road, near Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin.
Works on the project are due to commence in late 2019
Irish Water is investing approximately €20 million in the project which will increase the wastewater network capacity providing for future population growth and economic development.
Irish Water has published a notice confirming the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to acquire the necessary lands and wayleaves required to upgrade the wastewater network in the Lower Liffey Valley area. The CPO relates to permanent wayleaves and temporary construction rights for the project. The CPO will enable Irish Water to construct, lay, keep, operate, maintain, renew, repair and inspect the proposed infrastructure required. The targeted date for completion for this project Q3 2021.
Commenting on the project, John Joyce, Infrastructure Programme Regional Lead with Irish Water said, “This significant project will ensure that the wastewater network in Leixlip will have the capacity to provide for future population growth and economic development in the area. It forms part of Irish Water’s investment to upgrade the wastewater network in Kildare. Developing our wastewater infrastructure to ensure it has the capacity to meet the current and future needs of the area and support future development is a key priority for Irish Water. Irish Water will continue to update the communities in the area on the progress of this essential wastewater infrastructure investment.”
€5.5bn investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality
Capital investment in the region of €700 million per year is needed for a sustained period of several decades to address the poor condition of Ireland’s water and wastewater infrastructure.
Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in our Business Plan up to 2021. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5bn investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021 while achieving efficiencies of €1.6bn.
For more information on our ongoing projects around the country, please visit our Projects and Plans page.