Local Fianna Fail TD, Frank O’Rourke has welcomed the announcement by Irish Water that it will start the compulsory purchase order to acquire land to facilitate the sewer upgrade for people living in Clane, Prosperous, Johnstown, Kill, Naas and Sallins.
The scheme is known as the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme & Osberstown Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade.
Mr O'Rourke said: “The waste water sewer network serving Clane, Naas, Sallins, Prosperous, Kill and Johnstown is no longer fit for purpose.
"This can cause flooding and overflowing.
"The system does not have the capacity to move the wastewater to the treatment plants during storms and some of the pipe network is old and needs replacement.”
He added: “Irish Water are investing €30m to address current and future demands on the network.
"The works will include an upgrade of the three pumping stations at Clane, Monread and Sallins, new pipes and additional storm water storage tanks.
This upgrade is effectively increasing the plant capacity from 80,000 to 130,000 Population Equivalent.”
“The existing wastewater treatment plant is currently under pressure so it needs to be expanded and modernised in order to increase its capacity and also bring it in line with best wastewater treatment practices and EU directives."
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