Irish Water has this week confirmed that it will begin the process to take in charge the administration of 2,700 business customer accounts in Co Longford.
The change will see responsibility for account administration for existing business customers in Longford move to Irish Water from Local Authorities.
Charges for business customers, credit terms and the frequency of billing will remain unchanged while this transition is taking place, according to the company.
Irish Water says it will contact all 2,700 business customers and other affected groups in Longford directly, once the transition takes place. Bills will be issued from Irish Water directly, as they fall due, from September onwards.
To date in Longford, Irish Water has completed works on the Newtowncashel water supply scheme with provision of full treatment of the drinking water supply eliminating the boil water notice that was in place.
Irish Water is shortly to carry out disinfection upgrade work on the Longford Central, Lanesboro, Ballymahon, Lough Gowna and Lough Kinale Supply Schemes. Design and planning works are progressing to upgrade the Lough Forbes Water Treatment Plant.
In addition Irish Water also has plans in place to invest approximately €900,000 to replace ageing water mains in Co Longford which will benefit approximately 600 people affected by frequent bursts in the water mains.
Irish Water is also in the final stages of completing upgrade works to the wastewater sewer network at Mohill Road, Drumlish to eliminate the re-occurrence of flooding incidents.