Dirty Waste Discharges To End In Laois Village

Written 1 month ago by Newsroom

Irish Water is applying for planning permission to improve a controversial waste water treatment plant in Laois.

The existing facility in Ballyroan does not meet discharge standards and has long been a source of complaint for local residents.

The Environmental Protection Agency is telling the utility to improve capacity but accepts there’s no risk to public health at present.

Fine Gael Councillor Mary Sweeney believes its not fit for purpose in its current state and wants the project fast-tracked:

Irish Water statement:

Irish Water have applied for full planning permission to upgrade the existing wastewater treatment plant at Ballyroan, Co Laois. The upgrades, if approved, will increase the capacity of the treatment plant to 900PE (population equivalent), and will ensure it has the capacity to cater for the existing population as well as projected future growth, thereby providing a platform for ongoing social and economic development. This is an important project which will bring significant improvements to the wastewater treatment processes in Ballyroan and in turn protect the quality of the receiving waters.