Dáil Éireann - Volume 520 - 30 May, 2000

Written Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

280. Mr. McGrath asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government the present situation concerning an application from Westmeath County Council for approval to appoint consultants to design a sewerage and surface water plan for the Robinstown area at Mullingar, County Westmeath; when this application was received; and when it is likely to be approved. [15397/00]

Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Dempsey): I refer to the reply to Question No. 202 of 7 March 2000. The position is unchanged.

281. Mr. McGrath asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government the applications from Westmeath County Council to his Department for funding or approval for sewerage treatment plants; when each of those applications was received; the estimated cost of each project; [304] and when he expects to approve each of those projects. [15398/00]

Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Dempsey): A copy has been sent to the Deputy of the list of water and sewerage schemes identified by Westmeath County Council in response to my Department's request to each local authority to undertake a fresh assessment of needs for capital work in its area and to prepare a prioritised list of projects based on the assessment. This assessment is the council's most up to date and complete statement of its current water and sewerage infrastructure proposals.