Irish Water, Ireland’s national water utility responsible for providing and developing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland, is pleased to announce the start of upgrade works to the Kildare Town Sewerage Scheme. The national utility signed a contract with John Cradock Ltd in December for the works which are a further step in the continued delivery of improvements to the Wastewater Network in Kildare Town following the delivery of the new 28,000PE Wastewater Treatment Plant in 2012 by Kildare County Council.
Kildare Town is a developing town and this project will provide the infrastructure and investment necessary for population growth and economic development. The project will align the capacity of the foul sewer network with that of the wastewater treatment plant which was recently upgraded to provide increased treatment capacity.
The project includes:
- The construction of 3 new pumping stations
- Approximately 3.2km of new sewers and water mains
- Integration with the existing foul / combined sewers
Commenting on the project, Michael Tinsley, Wastewater Capital Programme Lead at Irish Water said, ‘it is vitally important that Kildare Town has the supporting wastewater infrastructure that will allow for both future population growth and business development. The works to be undertaken as part of this project will provide the flexibility to deal with such growth. In addition the works will alleviate foul sewer capacity and sewer flooding issues in the centre of the town by diverting flows around the periphery of the town in a cost effective manner. This will provide both residents and business owners in the town additional protection in periods of flood risk. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Kildare County Council for their co-operation on this project.’
Irish Water will liaise directly with local residents in order to alert them to upcoming works as they are rolled out. The total duration of the works will be approximately 1 year.