Location
Kildare
Status
In Progress
Type
Wastewater

What is happening in Newbridge?

Irish Water is working in partnership with Kildare County Council to upgrade and replace the sewers in several locations in Newbridge. To minimise disruption, the work will be completed in phases and traffic management will be in place. Works in Newbridge include:

Diversion routes will be clearly signposted, as agreed with Kildare County Council and An Garda Síochána. Where possible, emergency Access and restricted Local Access will be maintained, including access to local businesses.

What does the overall project involve?

Sallins, Clane, Prosperous, Naas, Kill, Newbridge and Johnstown 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. Irish Water is working in partnership with Kildare County Council to:

  • Lay over 18km of new gravity sewers and rising mains to reinforce and improve the existing wastewater sewer network.
  • Upgrade wastewater pumping stations at Sallins, Clane and Monread (Naas).
  • Build additional storm water storage tanks at all three pumping stations
  • Wastewater will continue to be pumped to Osberstown for treatment.

Why are these works necessary?

​The existing wastewater network is no longer fit for purpose. The system doesn’t have sufficient capacity to move wastewater to the treatment plant during storms, and some of the pipes are old and ready for replacement.

There have been storm water overflows at a number of locations, which does not comply with European legislation or Environmental Protection Agency requirements.

To increase the capacity of the network we are upgrading three pumping stations and upgrading and replacing existing sewers to ensure they are large enough and in good condition. We will include stormwater storage at each of the pumping stations which will improve resilience during storms.

Benefits

  • 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 Newbridge, including Páirc Mhuire and Upper Moorefield Road.

Works Update

Overall works update:

LocationS​tart dateEnd date​Planned works​Traffic Management​
Moorefield Road, Newbridge 17 August 2020 30 November 2020 Pipeline construction Road closure. Local access will be maintained at all times
Bars Alley, Newbridge 17 August 2020 30 November 2020 Trenchless pipeline construction Pedestrian road closure
Páirc Mhuire, Newbridge 17 August 2020 30 November 2020 Pipeline construction Road closure. Local access will be maintained at all times

Stakeholder Engagement

Irish Water are continuing to engage with residents and businesses in the local area in order to minimise disruption. Our community liaison officer is available to take any queries on 086 387 7875.

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