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Ballyragget Water Treatment Plant works due to be completed within next two weeks but drinking restriction for infants under six months remains in place

Work to upgrade the water treatment system in Ballyragget is progressing well and Irish Water expects to put the new treatment processes into operation within the next fortnight.

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5 March 2018

Water outage impacting customers in Moyo Doonane, Wolfhill and the Swan

Customers across Co. Laois are being asked to conserve water

  • Water outages affecting a number of areas
  • Reservoir empty due to high demand
  • Supply to be restored by 6am tomorrow

4 March 2018

Water restrictions will be in place for customers in Swan, Newtown Doonane and Crettyyard areas from 6pm tonight

Customers in Co. Laois asked to turn off taps and conserve water

  • Water treatment plants struggling to keep up with demand
  • Refrain from using dishwashers/washing machines
  • Restrictions will allow reservoirs to refill

3 March 2018

Water supply under pressure in areas of Co. Laois due to increased demand

Customers particularly in Swan, Newtown Doonane and Crettyyard asked to turn off taps and conserve water

  • Registered areas of high demand
  • Information on frozen or burst pipes
  • Updates available on Supply and Service page

2 February 2018

Work commencing to upgrade the Mountmellick Wastewater Treatment Plant in County Laois

Work commencing to upgrade the Mountmellick Wastewater Treatment Plant in County Laois 

  • Work will improve the level of treatment at the plant 
  • The discharge quality of treated water will improve
  • Work will commence on the 5 February 2018 

31 January 2018

Refunds process to begin winding down as 95% of cheques issued

Final appeal to be made over coming weeks

  • Considerable response from customers
  • Outstanding accounts remain with incomplete details
  • Call 1850 448 448 if you have not received your cheque

31 January 2018

Portlaoise water supply removed from EPA’s Remedial Action List

Safe and secure water supply for 19,689 consumers

  • No Laois water supplies on EPA’s RAL
  • Water supply meets all drinking water standards
  • Irish Water prioritising all schemes on the RAL

22 January 2018

Upgrade begins to Ballinakill Wastewater Treatment Plant, Co. Laois

Project will improve the level of treatment at the plant

  • Project will be completed in February 2018
  • Will ensure compliance with EU Directives
  • Improve water quality in Ballymaddock River

18 January 2018

Securing the water supply for customers in Portarlington

Replacement of ageing water mains prone to frequent bursts

  • In partnership with Laois County Council
  • May involve short-term water shut offs
  • Part of Leakage Reduction Programme

12 January 2018

Consultation open for standardisation of Irish Water new connection charges

Proposal will standardise the scope of work involved in each connection

  • Simplify current charging arrangements
  • Provide a single national connection charging framework
  • Will be based on a service need and not development floor area

18 December 2017

Planning sought for sustainable wastewater treatment system for Co. Cork

System would facilitate future growth and development

  • Significant environmental benefits
  • Improved water quality
  • Encourages biodiversity

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