Dáil Éireann - Volume 440 - 22 March, 1994
Written Answers. - Fermoy (Cork) Water Supply Scheme.
Mr. Bradford Mr. Bradford
171. Mr. Bradford asked the Minister for the Environment, with regard to completing the contract documents for the Fermoy water supply scheme — stage 3, the reason he has not given approval to Fermoy Urban District Council to allow it to carry out investigations on its water source and site for a proposed reservoir at Uplands, Fermoy; if, following a meeting he had with the council in September 1993, he received an assurance that the council was willing to carry the cost of the investigations in the short term provided that he agreed to these costs being recouped under the terms of the scheme; if he will respond to this suggestion; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for the Environment (Mr. M. Smith) Michael Smith
Minister for the Environment (Mr. M. Smith): The question of funding for this scheme, as a whole, is being examined at present in the context of the 1994-1999 operational programme for environmental services. It would be appropriate to await the outcome of this examination before Fermoy Urban District Council undertake the cost of site investigation works.
Dáil Éireann 440 Written Answers. Fermoy (Cork) Water Supply Scheme.