Kildare County Council has been given the approval to seek tenders for the upgrade and expansion of the wastewater treatment plant in Leixlip.
The €22 million contract is being funded by the Department of the Environment’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010 - 2013.
This contract is the final contract of Phase 3 of the Lower Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme. It will nearly double the capacity of the existing plant.
“The new works will facilitate predicted future increases in wastewater flows from an expanding domestic, industrial and commercial population. In addition, the state of the art wastewater treatment plant will treat the wastewater to the highest standards, ensuring that the local environment is greatly enhanced,” commented Minister Hogan.
The network contracts of the scheme are substantially complete and it is now up to Kildare County Council to seek tenders for the expansion of the plant itself.
Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor welcomed the news.
“In light of the recent findings from Census 2011 which found a 12% population increase in Kildare North, I am delighted that Minister Hogan has seen the need to progress the final expansion of the Lower Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme which will be of immense value to Leixlip and the wider area,” said the TD.