Dáil Éireann - Volume 616 - 08 March, 2006
Written Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.
Mr. Durkan Mr. Durkan
216. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if methane gas seepage from the sewerage system at Leixlip, County Kildare has been satisfactorily resolved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9730/06]
Mr. Roche Mr. Roche
Mr. Roche: The lower Liffey Valley sewerage scheme has been approved for construction in my Department’s water services investment programme for 2005 to 2007 at an estimated cost of €31 million. The scheme, under which the waste water collection systems in Leixlip, Kilcock, Straffan, Celbridge and Maynooth will be upgraded and improved, also includes measures to eliminate odours from the existing collection system in Leixlip. I understand that work on an advance section of the scheme at Straffan is nearing completion.
Kildare County Council’s contract documents for the major elements of the scheme are under examination in my Department and a decision will issue shortly. Approval of the contract documents will enable the council to seek tenders for the scheme.
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