Dáil Éireann - Volume 602 - 11 May, 2005

Written Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

  277. Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will furnish a comprehensive account of the position concerning the provision of a new modern sewerage plant for the town of Mullingar and its environs; the cost associated with it; the timeframe over which it will be constructed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15601/05]

  Mr. Roche: The upgrading of the Mullingar wastewater treatment plant is an element of the Mullingar sewerage scheme which is included in my Department’s water services investment programme 2004-2006 as a scheme to commence construction this year at an overall estimated cost of €66.4 million. My Department approved the preliminary report for the scheme in June 2003 and is now awaiting the submission of contract documents by Westmeath County Council. The council will be in a position to invite tenders for the scheme following my Department’s approval of the contract documents.