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Irish Water progresses Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme

Irish Water is progressing its Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme.

Osberstown Wastewater Treatment Plant serves three large catchment areas in KildareOsberstown Wastewater Treatment Plant serves three large catchment areas in Kildare

The €30.3 million project includes the installation of over 18km of new gravity sewers and rising mains as well as the upgrade of wastewater pumping stations at Clane, Sallins and Monread, which will also see additional storm water storage tanks at all three.

A notice has been published to confirm the granting of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to acquire the necessary lands for permanent way leaves, permanent right of way and temporary working areas for the project.

Once the proposed project is complete, it will increase the capacity of the wastewater network and support future population and economic growth in east Kildare.

It will also reduce the risk of flooding or storm overflows for Naas, Kill, Johnstown, Sallins, Clane and Prosperous.

Irish Water wastewater infrastructure manager Paul Fallon said: “Irish Water is committed to investing in the wastewater treatment infrastructure in Kildare to support the needs of the growing population.

"The Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme will benefit the local community and the environment and will ensure that Ireland complies with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulations 2001 and conditions as set out in the EPA’s Wastewater Discharge Licence."

Works on the scheme are expected to commence later this year with the project due for completion in 2021.

Author: Robin Hackett, editor, WWT
Topic: Sewer Networks
Tags: wastewater , sewerage , Irish Water


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