Works progress to upgrade the sewer network in Bray

Irish Water is working in partnership with Wicklow County Council to improve the sewer network in Bray, Co Wicklow. The delivery of this wastewater project will support future growth and development in the area.

Works to construct almost 0.4km of new and replacement sewer will begin in early 2022 and is expected to be completed in late 2022. Similar wastewater improvement works have already been completed on Old Connaught Road, Dublin Road and new School Road.

Consultations have been on-going with landowners, however, Irish Water was unable to acquire all of the required wayleaves and lands on a voluntary basis and has submitted an application for a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to An Bord Pleanála. The CPO, which is essential for the delivery of this project and pursuant to the provisions of the Water Services Act, 2007 (as amended), is needed to allow Irish Water to formally obtain the necessary lands and wayleaves required for this project. The public notice for the CPO will also be published in the local newspaper.

The timeline for the commencement of works is subject to the CPO statutory approvals, however, it is expected that the construction will start in 2022 and information events for businesses, residents and elected representatives will be held prior to the commencement of works.

Commenting on the project, Padraig Hanley, Irish Water said, “A sewer network that is fit for purpose is essential in order 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.

Irish Water will provide further updates as the project progresses.

Irish Water continues to work at this time, with our local authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of drinking water and wastewater services.

Irish Water’s customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1800 278 278. Customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.