8 May 2018 Go back to News
Project progressing to upgrade the wastewater infrastructure in the Lower Liffey Valley
Project will support current and future economic growth in the area
Irish Water is progressing an upgrade to the wastewater infrastructure in the Lower Liffey Valley area. The project includes the construction of approximately 4.85km 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 sewer 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 Q2 2019 subject to the land acquisition process.
Irish Water has submitted a Compulsory Purchase Order to An Bord Pleanála to acquire the necessary lands and wayleaves to upgrade the wastewater infrastructure in the 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.
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.
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.”
For information on our water and wastewater projects, check out our Projects and Plans section.