Written Answers. - Kildare Group Water Schemes.

Tuesday, 20 February 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 461 No. 7

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  172.  Mr. McCreevy  Information on Charlie McCreevy  Zoom on Charlie McCreevy   asked the Minister for the Environment  Information on Brendan Howlin  Zoom on Brendan Howlin   the number of group water schemes and regional water schemes under consideration and in progress in County Kildare; the purpose of each scheme; the actual and estimated costs of each scheme; and the expected competition date of each scheme. [3615/96]

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin  Zoom on Brendan Howlin  The information requested is as follows:

Major Schemes

There are no regional water schemes at present under construction by, or on behalf of, Kildare County Council. My Department is funding a major refurbishment of the Leixlip water plant which has enabled Fingal County Council to make additional water available to Kildare County Council.

I have recently approved the appointment of consultants to prepare a preliminary report for the North-East Kildare water scheme. The cost of this scheme has not yet been authoritatively estimated.

Proposals for the following schemes have been submitted to my Department:

Scheme Purpose Estimated Cost
£
Castledermot Regional Water supply To replace existing overloaded treatment plant 1,350,000
South Kildare Regional Water Supply Laying of trunk main to serve the South Kildare area 2,800,000
Athy Water Supply To improve the water supply to Athy town and surrounding area 1,540,000
Monasterevan Water Supply To improve the water supply to Monasterevan 1,200,000
Alternative Water Supply Source for County Kildare To identify possible alternative sources to supplement existing sources of supply No estimate available

It is not possible to say when these schemes will reach construction stage.

[1903]Group Schemes

There are 5 group water schemes in progress, as follows:

Scheme Purpose Estimated Cost
£
Castlewarden To serve 6 houses 11,710
Coolcarrigan To serve 22 houses and 2 farms 40,280
Tinnycross/Breincan To serve 5 houses and 1 farm 13,224
Mylerstown To serve 3 houses and 1 farm 7,088
Smithstown-Clonaugh To serve 4 houses and 2 farms 5,798

A further 25 group schemes are at various stages of planning. The information requested on these schemes is being compilted and will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as possible.


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