Mr. Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, has announced that he has given approval to Kildare County Council to seek tenders for the upgrade and expansion of the wastewater treatment plant at Osberstown, which serves a large area, including Naas, Johnstown, Kill, Clane, Properous, Sallins, Newbridge, Athgarvan and Kilcullen.
The contract is being funded under his Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2013.
This contract is part of Phase 3 of the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme and will provide for the upgrade and expansion of the wastewater treatment plant at Osberstown. “The plant is currently operating at 80,000 population equivalent (p.e) capacity and will be expanded to cater for up to 130,000 (p.e),” said Minister Hogan. “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.” Two network contracts for the scheme are also included in the Water Services Investment Programme as contracts to start and these are at detailed design stage
Approval of the Tender Documents clears the way for Kildare County Council to seek tenders for the contract. “I will be pressing the Council to progress this contract as soon as possible,” said the Minister.