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Progress made on the improvement of six Laois rural water schemes

Progress is being made on the improvement of a number of the Group Water Schemes (GWS) throughout Laois. According to Laois TD Sean Fleming, there...

Irish Water appeals to people in Mountmellick to conserve water as...

Irish Water in partnership with Laois County Council is appealing to the public in Mountmellick town and surrounding areas to conserve water where possible...

Boil water notice lifted with immediate effect for all customers in...

Following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), Irish Water can confirm that the Boil Water Notice impacting customers supplied by The Strand Public...

7.5 million litres of water saved across Laois since 2018

Irish Water has saved over 7.5 million litres of water across Laois since commencing the Leakage Reduction Programme in 2018. Irish Water has worked closely...

Ongoing frustration over water restrictions in Portlaoise

The ongoing current issue of water restrictions in the Mountmellick Road area of Portlaoise was addressed at today's meeting of Laois County Council. Due to...

Thousands of Laois people to be impacted as water restrictions to...

Thousands of Laois people are having their water supply impacted as new restrictions came into force from last night. While the recent dry spell has...

Irish Water appeal to people to conserve water as demand outstrips...

Irish Water and Laois County Council are asking people to check for leaks and conserve water as the warm weather hits supply. Homes, farms and...

Warm welcome for Irish Water decision to upgrade wastewater treatment plant...

Ballyroan wastewater treatment plant has now been selected for upgrade as part of the Small Towns and Villages Growth Programme, Irish Water and Laois...

Irish Water to begin improvement works in two Laois towns next...

Irish Water and Laois County Council are to carry out essential water mains replacement works in Abbeyleix and Portlaoise next week. The company say the...

Six million litres of water saved in Laois due repair works

There have been major reductions in the amount of water being wasted through leaks in Laois in recent times. Over 6 million litres of water,...

Works to begin on boosting supply and water pressure in Laois...

Irish Water will undertake essential watermain improvement works to safeguard the water supply and increase water pressure to homes and businesses in Stradbally. From Monday...

‘No pesticides’ found in drinking water in Laois in last two...

There have been no pesticides found in drinking water in Laois in 2019 or 2020. This, according to Irish Water, is 'very good news' but...

‘Solution needed now’ to unpleasant issue in Portlaoise housing estate

An immediate solution is needed to solve a serious sewage problem in the Hermitage estate in Portlaoise, a recent meeting of Laois County Councillors...

Outrage as tarmacadam ‘allowed’ to flow into sewage system causing blockages...

A full investigation has been called for into how works, being carried out on behalf of Irish Water, resulted in tarmacadam getting into a...

Laois people urged to conserve water as treatment plants working to...

Irish Water has contacted Laois County Councillors urging people to choose handwashing over powerwashing as domestic water usage increases by an average of 20%...

‘Devastated, heartbroken and fearing homelessness’ – Laois property owners won’t have...

A group of property owners in Laois have been left 'devastated, heartbroken and fearing homelessness' as they will not be able to move into...

Water supply still vulnerable in the Midlands

The Irish Water horsepipe ban that was enforced during the drought has been extended in Laois and 16 other counties. A meeting of the Irish...

Solution proposed for water shortage in badly affected part of Laois

Laois County Councillor Ben Brennan has hit out at Irish Water over their decision not to connect to a water supply in his area...

Laois needs new sources of drinking water as water levels hit...

Irish Water is looking for new sources of drinking water in Laois. This comes as an Environmental Protection Agency report on supplies across the country...

UPDATE: Several areas of Laois town left without water

Irish Water has confirmed that water supply has been restored to residential areas in Portarlington this afternoon. A spokesperson said: "Irish Water and Laois County...

Water supply cuts for houses in Portlaoise

Residents and businesses in Portlaoise are expected to be without water over the next few days, it has been announced. Irish Water confirmed that valve...

Six water sources in Laois have low water levels

Low water levels at six water sources in Laois are being monitored by Irish Water, which could result in water rationing across the county. Only...

Water on the way back to homes in Rathdowney

Irish Water has confirmed that they have fixed the water problem that has affected 3,500 homes in Rathdowney since yesterday morning. Homes in the Rathdowney...

3,500 homes without water following pump failure

Around 3,500 homes in the Rathdowney area are without water this morning. Irish Water says homes in the Rathdowney and Galmoy areas lost their supply...

Killenard Lodge residents without water over Communion weekend

Residents of Killenard Lodge were again without water over the weekend, when a number of families were celebrating their children’s Communion. “It was very embarrasing,...

Meters reduced water usage in Laois

Data from Irish Water shows that water usage in Laois dropped significantly when billing was introduced. Average water use in Laois fell by more than...

Fears that river in Clonaslee will become polluted with raw sewage

There is a strong chance that the river in Clonaslee will become polluted with human waste if action is not taken, a county Councillor...