Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Thursday, 4 November 1971

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 256 No. 7

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250.

Mr. Connolly: Information on Gerard C. Connolly  Zoom on Gerard C. Connolly  asked the Minister for Local Government if he will sanction the extension of Arden Road sewerage scheme, Tullamore, County Offaly to the urban boundary.

Mr. Cunningham: Information on Liam Cunningham  Zoom on Liam Cunningham  No proposals for such an extension are before my Department.

251.

Mr. Connolly: Information on Gerard C. Connolly  Zoom on Gerard C. Connolly  asked the Minister for Local Government when he will sanction the tender for the Crinkle, County Offaly sewerage scheme.

252.

Mr. Cowen: Information on Bernard Cowen  Zoom on Bernard Cowen  asked the Minister for Local Government the present position in regard to Crinkle sewerage scheme, County Offaly.

Mr. Cunningham: Information on Liam Cunningham  Zoom on Liam Cunningham  With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 251 and 252 together. Contract documents for this scheme are under examination in my Department. The question of approval to a tender does not arise at this stage.

253.

Mr. Cowen: Information on Bernard Cowen  Zoom on Bernard Cowen  asked the Minister for Local Government the present position in regard to Ballycumber sewerage scheme, County Offaly.

Mr. Cunningham: Information on Liam Cunningham  Zoom on Liam Cunningham  Preliminary report for the Ballycumber sewerage scheme was received in my Department on the 10th September and is under examination.

[1348]254.

Mr. Cowen: Information on Bernard Cowen  Zoom on Bernard Cowen  asked the Minister for Local Government the present position in regard to Kinnitty sewerage scheme, County Offaly.

Mr. Cunningham: Information on Liam Cunningham  Zoom on Liam Cunningham  Contract documents for this scheme are under consideration in my Department.

255.

Mr. O'Hara: Information on Thomas O'Hara  Zoom on Thomas O'Hara  asked the Minister for Local Government the up-to-date position regarding the proposed sewerage extensions at Ballina Quay, County Mayo.

Mr. Cunningham: Information on Liam Cunningham  Zoom on Liam Cunningham  The contract documents for this scheme have been approved. A loan application was submitted by the local authority to my Department on 20th October. It will be considered when the local authority submit their proposals for acceptance of a tender.

256.

Mr. Coogan: Information on Fintan Coogan  Zoom on Fintan Coogan  asked the Minister for Local Government when work will start on Kilronan sewerage scheme, County Galway.

Mr. Cunningham: Information on Liam Cunningham  Zoom on Liam Cunningham  The position in relation to this scheme is that revised proposals, as approved by the county council as recently as 25th October, are under examination in my Department.

257.

Mr. Connolly: Information on Gerard C. Connolly  Zoom on Gerard C. Connolly  asked the Minister for Local Government if he will sanction stage 2 of the Tullamore water scheme, County Offaly.

Mr. Cunningham: Information on Liam Cunningham  Zoom on Liam Cunningham  Proposals for this scheme have been the subject of discussions between the technical officers of my Department and the local authority following which revised proposals are to be submitted.

258.

Mr. Hogan: Information on Patrick Hogan  Zoom on Patrick Hogan  asked the Minister for Local Government if he will state, in respect of Brennermore group water scheme, whether any inspector from his Department has investigated the area since the survey sheets were submitted to his Department on 13th July, 1971; and if he will explain the delay in the development of this scheme in view of the fact that boring was carried out by the county council 14 months ago and that there is the fullest local co-operation.

[1349]Mr. Cunningham: Information on Liam Cunningham  Zoom on Liam Cunningham  This proposed scheme has not been investigated at local level by an inspector of my Department. However, the area to be served was visited at the request of the Department by a technical officer of the county council on two occasions since 13th July, 1971. There has been no avoidable delay in dealing with the proposal. The initial investigations indicate that the proposal will be costly and that there is some doubt as to the adequacy of the source selected to supply the scheme. These aspects of the proposal are receiving active consideration.


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