Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 687 No. 5

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  735.  Deputy Denis Naughten  Information on Denis Naughten  Zoom on Denis Naughten   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley   when he will provide Roscommon County Council with final approval for the waste water treatment plants under the Roscommon towns and villages sewerage scheme which form part of the Water Services Investment Programme 2007 to 2009; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29269/09]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Deputy John Gormley): Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley  The Roscommon Towns and Villages Sewerage Scheme is included for funding in my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2007-2009. I understand that work is under way on the collection networks element of this scheme. In addition, my Department approved Roscommon County Council’s contract documents to procure the waste water treatment plants for the ten towns and villages under a Design Build Operate contract last January. Accordingly, it is now a matter for the Council to seek tenders for those plants.

  736.  Deputy Denis Naughten  Information on Denis Naughten  Zoom on Denis Naughten   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley   when he will provide Roscommon County Council with final approval for the water treatment plants under the regional supply upgrade programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29270/09]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Deputy John Gormley): Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley  I assume the question refers to the Arigna, Boyle-Ardcarne stage 2, Roscommon central and south Roscommon regional water supply scheme, which is included for funding in my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2007–09 at an estimated cost of €54 million. My Department awaits the submission of additional documentation from Roscommon County Council to enable the Department to complete its examination of the Council’s contract documents for the scheme.

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  737.  Deputy Denis Naughten  Information on Denis Naughten  Zoom on Denis Naughten   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley   when he will provide Roscommon County Council with final approval for the completion of the capital works and treatment plans on the amalgamated group water schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29271/09]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Deputy John Gormley): Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley  My Department issued approval last month to Roscommon County Council’s tender report for the Roscommon group water supply scheme design build operate bundle that will involve the procurement of water abstraction and treatment facilities for six group water schemes and two public water schemes in Roscommon and one group water scheme in County Leitrim under a single design build operate contract. It is now a matter for the council to advance this scheme to construction. Accordingly, any further information on progress with this contract may be had from the Council.


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