€700,000 spent on improving Newbridge and Naas sewers

Irish Water works

Leinster Leader reporter


Leinster Leader reporter



€700,000 spent on improving Newbridge and Naas sewers

blockage caused by ragging is removed during sewer cleaning

A massive operation to clear out and upgrade the sewers in Newbridge and Naas has been carried out by Irish Water. 

Irish Water, working in partnership Kildare County Council, have completed upgrades to the network. The works, which represented a €700,000 investment by Irish Water, were carried out by Environmental Techniques Limited in both towns.

Irish Water said residents and businesses will benefit from a reduced likelihood of sewer collapses and blockages, reduced potential for sewer flooding and odour issues, and improved performance levels of the sewer network following the works, which addressed structural deficits of the sewers.

Works were carried out using non-dig technology in order to reduce impacts on residents, the general public, business, and schools and to minimise traffic disruption.

As part of the project, Irish Water cleaned the sewer network in order to undertake an accurate inspection and removed any blockages caused by inappropriate items such as wet wipes, cotton pads, fats, oils and greases.

CCTV surveys of the sewer network were also carried out to determine their condition and the extent of any defects. A 3.5km section had plastic liners and patch liners installed and connections repaired.

Olive Marshall, Irish Water Capital Programmes Regional Lead, said: “We would like to thank the local communities in Naas and Newbridge for their patience and cooperation while these works were carried out. The works represent a €700,000 investment by Irish Water, and will benefit the local communities through reducing the risk of sewer collapses or blockages, reduce potential sewer flooding and odour issues, and improve the performance level of the sewer network.

"We’d also like to thank our partners in Kildare County Council and Environmental Techniques Ltd for their essential roles in this project, which will benefit the people of Naas and Newbridge.”