Tap to officially turn on new €2.7 million Laois Offaly water supply

Conor Ganly

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Conor Ganly

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New plant official opens in Portarlington

A €2.7 million water treatment works on the Laois Offaly border officially opens next week.

Irish Water, in partnership with Laois County Council, opens the La Bergerie Water Treatment Plant in Portarlington.

The new plant will be officially opened by Cllr John King, MCC, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council in the presence of the Laois TD and Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan.

"The new treatment plant was built as part of a €2.7 million investment by Irish Water in the Portarlington Water Supply Scheme and will ensure a safe and sustainable water supply for Portarlington and surrounding areas.

"This project has provided a modern treatment plant capable of serving the existing and future residential and commercial development needs of the town and surrounding rural areas," said Irish Water in advance of the opening.

Water treated in Portarlington is supplied to residents in the Laois and Offaly sides of the border town.