Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme
Irish Water is expanding and upgrading the sewerage system in communities across Kildare.
Wastewater from the area is sent to a wastewater treatment plant at Osberstown for treatment. The Osberstown plant has already been upgraded to increase capacity, and to ensure that wastewater is treated to meet the requirements of European regulations.
We are now working on the next stage of the scheme, upgrading the sewer network. These upgrades will ensure the network has enough capacity for future growth, and will reduce the risk of overflows during storms. We are working in several locations across Kildare, including Sallins, Clane, Prosperous, Naas, Johnstown, Kill, Newbridge, Kilcullen, Athgarvan, Carragh and the Curragh.
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
Significant upgrades to the Osberstown wastewater treatment plant (now complete).
28Km of new gravity sewers and rising mains to reinforce and improve the existing network.
6 new or upgraded pumping stations, all with stormwater storage tanks to reduce the risk of emergency overflows.
What is happening now?
Naas and Newbridge:
Irish Water are delighted to announce that works on the Monread Road, Naas, and Standhouse Road, Newbridge, have been completed ahead of schedule. Both roads are now fully re-opened. We would like to thank all businesses and residents for their cooperation during these essential works.
Permanent reinstatement works will be carried out at both locations over the coming months. We will endeavour to keep you updated ahead of this.
Permanent reinstatement works will take place along the Celbridge Road (R403), through to the Ballinagappa Road (L1023), Prosperous Road (R403), Sallins Road (R407) & Churchfield/Central Park Estate. It is planned that these works will start on Monday, 9 August and last for approximately 4 weeks.
To facilitate these works road closures will be required. While no through traffic is possible during these necessary works, pedestrian access will be maintained at all times during the works and local access via selected routes will be maintained for deliveries and customers. In order to complete the works safely, we would appreciate if vehicles could park on private property for the duration of the works. We thank you for your co-operation apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please note that the dates are indicative & are subject to change. For further information regarding the works please contact the project team on 086 387 7875 or visit the dedicated project page on our website.
|Indicative Commencement Dates||Location|
9 - 13 August
Abbey Court Housing Estate
|16 August - 10 September||
Central Park/Churchfield Esate
|16 - 19 August||
|20 - 21 August||
Main Street 3Stop/Go Nights: 7:00pm - 7:00am
Main Street 2Shuttle System Nights: 7:00pm - 7:00am
Main Street 1Road Closure Nights 7.00pm- 7.00am
|26 - 27 August||Circle K Junction
Road Closure Nights 7:00pm - 7:00am
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.