Dáil Éireann - Volume 475 - 05 March, 1997
Written Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.
Mr. L. Fitzgerald Mr. L. Fitzgerald
119. Mr. L. Fitzgerald asked the Minister for the Environment whether £300,000 has been made available by his Department to Fingal County Council for the completion of phase I of the Baldoyle flood relief programme; whether £2.2 million has been made available for phase II of the scheme; whether £600,000 has been made available for improvements to the Howth public water supply; if this sanction means that work can commence immediately on these three projects; if all of the moneys can be taken up in 1997; if full provision has been made in the 1997 estimates for these three projects; if he will give a breakdown of the work involved in each of the projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6228/97]
Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin) Brendan Howlin
Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): Phase 1 of the Baldoyle flood relief scheme was completed in 1995 and all approved capital expenditure has been recouped by my Department to Fingal County Council.
Fingal County Council was given approval last  January to commence immediate construction of an advance section of the Baldoyle flood relief scheme, phase 2. This section involves the construction of the river Mayne outfall, at an estimated cost of £300,000. I have also approved the preliminary report of phase 2 of the scheme, at an estimated cost of £2,200,000, and Fingal County Council is due to submit contract documents to my Department later this year. This phase involves the structural rehabilitation of the Willie Nolan Road culvert using relining techniques and the construction of a pumping station at the western end of Admiral Park.
With regard to the Howth water supply scheme, I gave approval to Fingal County Council to proceed with construction last November. The estimated cost of this scheme, which involves the construction of a 1,300 cubic metre capacity service reservoir on a site adjacent to the existing Baily Green Reservoir, is £600,000 and construction is expected to commence later this year.
Financial provision for all of the foregoing has been made in my Department's work programme for 1997.
Dáil Éireann 475 Written Answers. Water and Sewerage Schemes.