Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Dáil Éireann Debate
141. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of major water and or sewerage schemes and the cost throughout the country in each of the past four years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11931/11]
Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): The Water Services Investment Programme is a multi-annual investment plan for the provision of major water and sewerage schemes. The current plan, Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2012, is available in the Oireachtas Library, and sets out the plans for investment in major water services projects. Previous plans are also available in the Oireachtas Library.
The publication of the Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2012 followed on from a comprehensive review of water services capital investment requirements including an extensive needs assessment exercise carried out by local authorities.
The current programme comprises some 340 contracts to be progressed to construction over the period 2010-2012 with a value of over €1.8 billion and some 190 schemes on which planning work will continue over the period.
Exchequer expenditure on water and waste water services for the last 4 years is set out in the table below. The expenditure covers a number of area including planning, construction and final accounts.
|Year||Total Expenditure||Water Services Investment Programme||Rural Water Programme|
The number of schemes/contracts completed in the last 4 years is set out in the table below. The published programme includes details by location of the schemes completed in the period 2007-2009, contracts in progress at the end of 2009 and contracts to commence over the period 2010 to 2012, as well as schemes to advance through planning in this period.
|Completion Year||Wastewater||Water Supply||Total|
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