Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 712 No. 2

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  435.  Deputy Finian McGrath  Information on Finian McGrath  Zoom on Finian McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley   the position regarding a matter (details supplied). [25247/10]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Deputy John Gormley): Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley  Where water services contracts are being funded under my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme water services authorities are required to obtain my Department’s approval at certain key stages in the process. In relation to water-main rehabilitation contracts such as those referred to in the question, the Contract Documents for the work must be approved by my Department before the authority can proceed to the tender and construction stages.

Under the Water Services Investment Programme 2007-2009 a tranche of five water-mains rehabilitation contracts have been completed. Further tranches of water-main rehabilitation works are planned under the 2010-2012 Programme, which I published in April 2010 following an assessment of needs carried out by all water services authorities. Dublin City Council’s Contract Documents for the second tranche of a further five contracts of the Dublin Region Watermains Rehabilitation Programme, including Contracts No. 9 and 10, are under examination in my Department. I anticipate that this examination will very shortly be concluded.


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