Dáil Éireann - Volume 625 - 10 October, 2006

Written Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Mr. J. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position in relation to the Innishannon, Ballinadee, Ballinspittle and Garretstown water supply scheme; if it will proceed; the estimated cost and expected timeframe of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31603/06]

  Mr. Roche: The Innishannon (Ballinadee/Ballinspittle/Garrettstown) Water Supply Scheme is included in my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007 under the Rural Towns and Villages Initiative at an estimated cost of €6.53 million.

My Department is awaiting the submission of contract documents for the scheme by Cork County Council.

Mr. J. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position in relation to the Ballinspittle, [387] Garretstown and Old Head sewerage scheme; the estimated cost of same; when it will go to tender; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31604/06]

  Mr. Roche: The Garrettstown Sewerage Scheme is included in my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007 as a scheme to advance through planning at an estimated cost of €2.09m.

Cork County Council’s Preliminary Report for this scheme is being examined in my Department and is being dealt with as quickly as possible. Once the Preliminary Report has been approved the Council will be in a position to advance the scheme to construction without further reference to my Department in accordance with streamlined approval procedures I introduced earlier this year to advance progress under the Water Services Investment Programme.

Mr. Ring asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position with regard to a sewerage scheme (details supplied) in County Mayo. [31674/06]

  Mr. Roche: The Mayo Towns and Villages Sewerage Scheme, of which Ballyheane is an element, is included in my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2005 – 2007 as a scheme to commence construction in 2007 at an estimated cost of €6.07m.

My Department is awaiting submission of Mayo County Council’s Preliminary Report for the scheme.