Project will increase capacity of wastewater network and support population and economic growth

Irish Water is progressing the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme which includes the installation of over 18km of new gravity sewers and rising mains, and the upgrade of wastewater pumping stations at Clane, Sallins and Monread.

A notice has been published to confirm the granting of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to acquire the necessary lands for permanent way leaves, permanent right of way and temporary working areas for the project.

Once the proposed project is complete it will increase the capacity of the wastewater network and support future population and economic growth in east Kildare. It will also reduce the risk of flooding or storm overflows for Naas, Kill, Johnstown, Sallins, Clane and Prosperous.

What does the project involve?

  • The installation of over 18km of new gravity sewers and rising mains to reinforce and improve the existing wastewater sewer network
  • The upgrade of wastewater pumping stations at Clane, Sallins and Monread
  • The construction of additional storm water storage tanks at all three pumping stations

Commenting on the announcement, Paul Fallon, Wastewater Infrastructure Manager at Irish Water said “Irish Water is committed to investing in the wastewater treatment infrastructure in Kildare to support the needs of the growing population. The Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme will benefit the local community and the environment and will ensure that Ireland complies with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulations 2001 and conditions as set out in the EPA’s Wastewater Discharge Licence."

Works on the scheme are expected to commence later this year with the project due for completion in 2021.

More information

For more information on this project and its benefits, visit the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme project page. 

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