Council give snag list to Irish Water

The council have handed a snag list to Irish Water for new wastewater treatment plants and networks in six Laois towns.

The council have handed a snag list to Irish Water for new wastewater treatment plants and networks in six Laois towns.

Rathdowney will be the last to be complete, in late April, added to Abbeyleix, Clonaslee, Mountrath, Durrow and Stradbally.

The Stradbally plant replaced one that ran for over 60 years. Cllr Tom Mulhall wants more houses connected to it, speaking at the February council meeting.

Cllr John King from Rathdowney is concerned that roads be reinstated properly. “Have we got a commitment from Irish Water?” he asked.

“It’s in the contract. It will be enforced. We have commitments from Irish Water and they will be met,” replied Kieran Kehoe, Director of Services for Infrastructure.

The Laois Grouped Towns Sewerage Scheme cost €21 million, contracted to Ward & Burke Construction Ltd and Response Engineering Ltd who will run the plants for 20 years.