Naas Wastewater Upgrade
Irish Water is upgrading the wastewater infrastructure in Naas to reduce overflows into the River Liffey
Irish Water is upgrading the wastewater infrastructure in Naas as part of the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme Sallins, Clane, Newbridge and Kill are served by a wastewater network which is no longer fit for purpose. This can cause overflows and flooding during storms. Irish Water is investing over €38 million to solve the problem and to provide additional capacity for future growth in these towns. Coffey Construction Limited is working on behalf of Irish Water to deliver these works.
Irish Water is working proactively with our delivery partners and as part of a multi-agency working group to ensure that our construction works are carried out in a controlled and safe manner, in keeping with Government and HSE guidelines to protect workers, their families and the broader community.
What is happening in Naas?
- Irish Water is working in partnership with Kildare County Council to upgrade and replace the sewers in several locations in Naas. To minimise disruption, the work will be completed in phases and traffic management will be in place. Diversion routes will be clearly signposted, as agreed with Kildare County Council and An Garda Síochána. Access to local businesses and residents will be maintained.
Irish Water are continuing to engage with residents and businesses in the local area in order to minimise disruption and will be undertaking letter drops in the coming days. Our community liaison officer is available to take any queries on 086 387 7875.
Works in Naas are currently scheduled to commence on the 17 August. These works will be undertaken in phases in order to minimise disruption. Due to the scale of the infrastructure upgrade road closures are required for each phase. Dates are subject to change depending on a number of factors such as ground conditions and other services such as broadband and water supply. Further details can be found below, and maps diversion routes can be found below.
Phase 1: 17 August- 31 August 2020 - Devoy Road, Newbridge & Pacelli Road (Complete)
Phase 2: 31 August – 2 October 2020 - John Devoy Road (Complete)
Phase 3 & 4: 25 September - 13 November 2020 - R445 Newbridge Road
Phase 5: 18 November- 27 November 2020 - (R409) Jigginstown (R445) Newbridge Road
Phase 6: 30 November- 4 December 2020 - St Martin’s Ave & Pacelli Road
Phase 7: 4 December-10 December 2020 - Sarto Rd & Pacelli Road
- The sewer network will have more capacity, which will facilitate future growth and economic development
- Treated wastewater will be cleaner and will meet all regulatory requirements, which will help Ireland avoid substantial EU penalties
- The number of emergency overflows to the River Liffey will be significantly reduced
- There will be a reduced risk of flooding in Naas.