Written Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Wednesday, 21 April 1999

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 503 No. 4

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  140.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the amount allocated to Kildare County Council for 1999 in respect of water and sewerage schemes including group schemes; the moneys, if any, specifically earmarked for particular schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10366/99]

Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey  My Department has made a block grant allocation of £592,250 to Kildare County Council in 1999 for the rural water programme which includes: (i) group schemes – capital grants (£275,000); (ii) group schemes – take over of schemes (£60,000) and, (iii) small public schemes (£257,250).

Details of Kildare schemes included in my Departments 1999 water and sewerage services investment programme are set out in a press release issued on 25 January last, a copy of which is available in the Oireachtas Library. Financial allocations are not made on an annual basis to local authorities in respect of such schemes. In the case of these schemes payments are made to local authorities on foot of certified expenditure.

Detail of schemes included in the serviced land initiative, which are being funded at the rate of 40 per cent of the approved cost are as follows:

Scheme
Cost£
Ballymore Eustace Sewerage Treatment Plant 1,600,000
Castletown Sewerage Improvement 200,000
Calverstown Sewerage Improvement 100,000
Derrinturn Sewerage Improvement 300,000
Kilcock Water Improvement 30,000
Kilcullen Sewerage Extension 79,000
Kildare/Rathangan Sewerage 240,000
Kill Sewerage Improvement 100,000
Maynooth Pumping Station Improvements 150,000
Morristown/ Newbridge Sewerage Improvements 200,000
Prosperous Water Improvement 637,377


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