Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has officiated at the ceremony to mark the start of the contract for the long awaited interceptor sewer which will connect Newbridge to the Osberstown Wastewater treatment plant. Once this project is completed it will facilitate increased flow to the existing Osberstown Wastewater Treatment Plant adn support future population and economic growith in Newbridge.
Speaking at the event Deputy Heydon said “This project, Contract 2A of the Upper Liffey Valley sewerage scheme, is worth over €30 million, and will see the construction of a new interceptor sewer to connect Newbridge to the Osberstown Waste Water Treatment Plant.
“Waste water infrastructure is not something most of us give much thought to – that is until we are faced with the consequences of what happens when adequate waste water infrastructure is not in place.
“Here in Newbridge, and the surrounding areas, we have seen massive development and growth in recent decades. This development has put strain on the vital infrastructure that supports homes and businesses every day. To enable future growth in the area, and to safeguard the waste water system, significant upgrades are required. I am delighted that now, after a massive effort by Irish Water and Kildare County Council, works to carry out these essential upgrades can finally begin.
“This project is just one part of a €100 million investment by Irish Water in the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme, which also includes upgrades at the Osberstown Waste Water Treatment Plant, which serves all of mid-Kildare, including Newbridge, Naas, Sallins, Clare, Prosperous, Kill, Johnstown, Carragh, Athgarvan, Kilcullen and parts of the Carragh.
It is one of 3 contracts required to bring the Upper Liffey Valley Wastewater System into compliance with the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive.
The works being carried out, the new pipes and pumping stations have all been sized to accommodate an increase in the local population here, ensuring the infrastructure is future-proofed to support ongoing economic growth.
I look forward to seeing this project progressed and completed to allow the town of Newbridge expand and grow to accommodate the needs of all.