Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Tuesday, 9 November 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 592 No. 1

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  393.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   if an application for funding in respect of a sewage scheme at Mooncoin, County Kilkenny, has been received by his Department; the date of receipt of application; if the scheme has been approved by his Department; the estimated cost of the scheme; if approval to proceed has been granted; and if not, the timeframe for such approval. [28204/04]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. Roche): Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche  The Mooncoin sewerage scheme has been approved for funding in my Department’s water services investment programme 2004-06 under the serviced land initiative at an estimated cost of €600,000.

My Department is awaiting submission of revised contract documents for the scheme by Kilkenny County Council. Following receipt and approval of the contract documents the council will be in a position to invite tenders for the scheme.

  394.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   if an application for funding, in respect of a drainage scheme at Piltown, County Kilkenny, has been received by his Department; the date of receipt of application; if the scheme has been approved by his Department; the estimated cost of the scheme; if approval to proceed has been granted; and if not, the timeframe for such approval. [28205/04]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. Roche): Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche  A proposal for a wastewater scheme to serve Piltown, at an estimated cost of €300,000, was ranked ninth in the list of waste water schemes submitted by Kilkenny County Council in November 2003 in response to my Department’s request to all local authorities to undertake fresh assessments of the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments.

The priority lists were taken into account in the framing of my Department’s water services investment programme 2004-06, published in May 2004. Given the ranking afforded to the scheme by the council, it has not been possible to include it in the programme.

  395.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   if an application for funding, in respect of a sewage scheme at Kilmacow, County Kilkenny, has been received by his Department; the date of receipt of application; if the scheme has been approved by his Department; the estimated cost of the scheme; if approval to proceed has been granted; and if not, the timeframe for such approval. [28206/04]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. Roche): Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche  The Kilmacow sewerage scheme has been approved for funding in my Department’s water services investment programme 2004-06 under the rural towns and villages initiative at an estimated cost of €2.8 million. My Department is awaiting the submission of tender documents by Kilkenny County Council for approval.


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