Sewerage scheme finally flushes through for Rosenallis housing estate


Laois County Council HQ Portlaoise

Rosenallis estate finally to get sewerage connection.

A Rosenallis housing estate that has relied on septic tanks for years, is to get council help to establish a group sewerage scheme.

Cllr David Goodwin who has repeatedly asked Laois County Council to provide a sewerage connection to the Goodwin estate, tabled a motion seeking an update at the March meeting of the Mountmellick Borris-in-Ossory municipal district.

The reply from Donal Brennan, Director of Services, is that a new staff member will be working on the issue, and be helping to source funding for it.

“A new Executive Technician is due to commence in Water Services on April 23 and is being assigned to Rural Water. He will carry out a survey on Goodwin Estate to assess the cost of developing a new group sewerage scheme in the estate,” he stated.

A grant of up to 75% of the overall cost, subject to a maximum of €6,750 per house is available to fund the scheme.

Cllr Goodwin welcomed the answer but vowed to keep on raising the issue “until it is sorted”.

His motion was seconded by Cllr Seamus McDonald who said that sewage tanks can overflow and the situation was “embarrassing”.