Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme

Wastewater Project

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.

Location
Kildare
Status
In Progress
Type
Wastewater

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 Naas

Steps

  • 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?

Craddockstown Road, Naas:

Irish Water is working in partnership with Kildare County Council to upgrade and replace the sewers in several locations in the Naas area. It is planned that works will commence on Monday, 18 October 2021, in the green area adjacent to Naas Lower Lake off Craddockstown Road. Irish Water expects these works to last at this location for approximately 6 weeks.

In order to carry out the works safely, the public walkway that runs parallel to the lake will be closed for the duration of the works. A small section of the stone wall around the green area will be knocked to facilitate the works. This stone will be stored in safe keeping and reinstated when the works are complete. A Stop/Go System will be in place throughout the works period, please see the below maps for further information.  We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works.

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.

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.

Clane:

Permanent reinstatement works were recently completed along the Celbridge Road (R403), through to the Ballinagappa Road (L1023), Prosperous Road (R403), Sallins Road (R407) & Churchfield/Central Park Estate.

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.

What is happening in Clane?

For more information on these works, please visit our Clane project page.

What is happening in Newbridge?

For more information on these works, please visit our Newbridge project page.

What is happening in Naas?

For more information on these works, please visit our Naas project page.