Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 732 No. 4

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  141.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government  Information on Philip Hogan  Zoom on Philip Hogan   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): Information on Philip Hogan  Zoom on Philip 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
2007 496.7 366.7 130.0
2008 496.4 391.4 105.0
2009 512.0 412.0 100.0
2010 495.0 407.0 88.0

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
2007 21 23 44
2008 23 18 41
2009 28 14 42
2010 (contracts) 39 33 72

Question No. 142 answered with Question No. 136.


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