Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Thursday, 29 June 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 622 No. 31

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  244.  Mr. O’Shea  Information on Brian O'Shea  Zoom on Brian O'Shea   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   his proposals to progress the waste water treatment scheme for seven towns and villages in County Waterford (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25343/06]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. Roche): Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche  The Waterford Grouped Towns and Villages Sewerage Scheme is included in my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007 as a scheme to start construction next year at an estimated cost of almost €47 million.

[1774]Waterford County Council are advancing the scheme on the basis of there being separate contracts for the collection systems for each location and all wastewater treatment plants being procured under a single Design Build and Operate contract. I understand that the Council is currently preparing contract documents for all elements of the scheme and these will be dealt with as quickly as possible following receipt in my Department. However, I also understand that an application has been made to the Courts for a judicial review of the Part 8 planning approval for the Ardmore wastewater treatment plant element of the scheme. This issue will need to be resolved before this particular element of the project will be able to advance to the tender stage.

  245.  Mr. Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the position regarding a project (details supplied) in County Mayo; the stages that this project has gone through; when Mayo County Council made an application for funding; the position regarding the project; and when he expects that funding will be provided for same. [25356/06]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. Roche): Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche  I refer to the reply to Question No. 259 of 22 March 2006.

Mayo County Council’s Contract and Tender Documents for the scheme are being considered by my Department on foot of the additional information received from the Council in the meantime.

  246.  Mr. Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the position regarding a water scheme (details supplied) in County Mayo. [25357/06]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. Roche): Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche  The Kilmaine and Shrule Water Supply Scheme is approved for construction in my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007 at an estimated cost of €5.4 million.

Mayo County Council’s Contract Documents for the scheme are being examined in my Department and are being dealt with as quickly as possible. Approval of the contract documents will allow the Council to proceed with the invitation of tenders.

  247.  Mr. Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the position with regard to a water scheme (details supplied) in County Mayo; the stage same is at; when the scheme will commence; if funding has been provided for it; and the expected completion date. [25358/06]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. Roche): Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche  The extension of the Lough Mask Regional Water Supply [1775]Scheme from Shrah to Westport is approved for construction in my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007 at an estimated cost of almost €13m.

Further consideration will be given to Mayo County Council’s Contract Documents for the scheme on receipt of information recently requested from the Council. Approval of the Contract Documents will allow the Council to proceed with the invitation of tenders.


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