Dáil Éireann - Volume 475 - 18 February, 1997

Written Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

169. Mr. Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment the current position regarding Keshcarrigan sewerage scheme, County Leitrim. [4126/97]

170. Mr. Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment the current position regarding Newtowngore sewerage scheme, County Leitrim. [4127/97]

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): I propose to take Questions Nos. 169 and 170 together. I approved contract documents for Keshcarrigan and Newtowngore sewerage schemes on 17 December 1996. It is now a matter for Leitrim County Council to seek tenders for both schemes.

171. Mr. Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment the current position regarding Rooskey sewerage scheme, County Leitrim. [4128/97]

173. Mr. Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment the current position regarding Jamestown sewerage scheme, County Leitrim. [4130/97]

174. Mr. Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment the current position regarding Drumsna sewerage scheme, County Leitrim. [4131/97]

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): I propose to take Questions Nos. 171, 173 and 174 together. The position in relation to these schemes is unchanged since the reply to Question No. 337 of 25 September 1996.

[228] 172. Mr. Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment the current position regarding Lurganboy sewerage scheme, County Leitrim. [4129/97]

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): The position remains as set out in the reply to Question No. 129 of 27 February 1996.

175. Mr. Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment the current position regarding Dromod sewerage scheme, County Leitrim. [4132/97]

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): The planning of this scheme is included in my Department's water and sewerage services capital works programme 1997, details of which are issuing to local authorities this week.

176. Mr. Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment the current position regarding Fenagh sewerage scheme, County Leitrim. [4133/97]

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): The consultant's brief for Fenagh sewerage scheme was approved by my Department in December 1996. Consultants have been appointed by Leitrim County Council to prepare preliminary and economic assessments. Reports on these are awaited.

177. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for the Environment the current position regarding an extension to a group water scheme (details supplied) in County Mayo; and whether the council or the trustees of the scheme have responsibility to appoint the engineers. [4134/97]

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): As already announced, responsibility for the administration of the group schemes programme is being devolved to the local authorities, subject to existing commitments on foot of approvals issued by my Department. Where schemes have not yet been approved, including the Barnagh scheme, it will in future be a matter for the local authorities to decide on grant applications. This appointment of a design engineer is a matter for groups themselves.