Flood prevention work to start in Portarlington this spring

Lynda Kiernan

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Flood prevention work to start in Portarlington this spring

A flood on Patrick Street in Portarlington. Photo: Michael Scully

Flood prevention measures are needed outside a house in Tierhogar, Portarlington, in Laois, according to Cllr Tom Mulhall.

He requested the works at a recent meeting of the Portarlington Graiguecullen Municipal District.

Laois County Council is to start the works in the spring of 2018.

“A topographical survey has recently been completed at this location and a drainage design is being undertaken,” Senior Engineer John Ormond said at the meeting.

Laois house flooded after heavy rains