Written answers

Thursday, 5 April 2007

Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government

Water and Sewerage Schemes

5:00 pm

Tony Dempsey (Wexford, Fianna Fail)
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Question 537: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the water schemes completed and in planning in County Wexford since 1997 to date in 2007; and the investment made, and future allocation. [13824/07]

Photo of Dick RocheDick Roche (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Minister of State, Department of An Taoiseach; Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Government has committed substantially increased funding for water services infrastructure over the past decade and again in the new National Development Plan (NDP). Some €3.7 billion was invested in new and upgraded water services infrastructure under NDP 2000-2006. €4.7 billion, an increase of 27%, has been provided under NDP 2007-2013. Real improvements being achieved on foot of this ongoing investment include:

Rapid progress in meeting targets under the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Compliance with the end 2005 deadline for the provision of secondary treatment, which stood at 25% in 2000 had risen to some 90% at the end of 2006, with all remaining schemes needed to ensure full compliance included in the Water Services Investment Programme.

The extensive programme of wastewater treatment works has reduced the pollutant load from municipal discharges to rivers, lakes and sea (measured as Biochemical Oxygen Demand) by 45,000 tonnes per annum in a period of unprecedented economic and population growth.

Wastewater treatment capacity was increased since 1997 by an equivalent to the needs of a population of 3.3 million; the increase in drinking water treatment capacity over the same period was equivalent to the needs of a population of 1.2 million.

By the end of December 2006 of some 85,000 sites had been provided under the Serviced Land Initiative, with a further 100,000 sites at construction stage.

Massive investment under the Rural Water Programme has resulted in great progress in upgraded and renewed rural water supply systems and improved water quality in private group water schemes.

Overall, my Department is committing sufficient resources to ensure that the coverage and quality of the national water infrastructure will be able to fully meet current and anticipated demand in the future.

My Department provided a total of €121.92 million to County Wexford under the Water Services Investment and Rural Water Programmes in the period 1997 to 2006. Major schemes completed during that period are set out in the table below. In addition, many more schemes, smaller in scale, were completed under the devolved Rural Water Programme, of which details may be obtained from the County Council. Full details of currently approved major schemes in County Wexford, including the value of the investment proposed in each case, are set out in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007, which is available in the Oireachtas Library.

New Assessments of Needs were undertaken last year in response to the Department's request to all local authorities to review the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments. The priorities adopted by the members of Wexford County Council will be taken into account in the framing of the next phase of the Water Services Investment Programme.

SchemeYear Completed
Fardystown Water Supply Scheme Contract 21999
Wexford Water Conservation Works1999
Wexford Water Conservation Works2000
Blackwater Sewerage Treatment Works improvements2001
Gorey (Rehabilitation) Water Conservation2001
Kilmuckridge Sewerage Treatment Plant SLI2001
Courtown/Riverchapel Sewerage2002
Rosslare Strand Sewerage Scheme2002
Fardystown Water Supply2003
Ballymurm Sewerage Scheme2003
Gorey Main Drainage — pipeline ext.2003
Wexford Main Drainage2003
Carrick-on-Bannow Sewerage Scheme2005

Ollie Wilkinson (Waterford, Fianna Fail)
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Question 538: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the water schemes completed and in planning in County Waterford since 1997, to date in 2007; and the investment made, and future allocation. [13825/07]

Photo of Dick RocheDick Roche (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Minister of State, Department of An Taoiseach; Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Government has committed substantially increased funding for water services infrastructure over the past decade and again in the new National Development Plan (NDP). Some €3.7 billion was invested in new and upgraded water services infrastructure under NDP 2000-2006. €4.7 billion, an increase of 27%, has been provided under NDP 2007-2013. Real improvements being achieved on foot of this ongoing investment include:

Rapid progress in meeting targets under the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Compliance with the end 2005 deadline for the provision of secondary treatment, which stood at 25% in 2000 had risen to some 90% at the end of 2006, with all remaining schemes needed to ensure full compliance included in the Water Services Investment Programme.

The extensive programme of wastewater treatment works has reduced the pollutant load from municipal discharges to rivers, lakes and sea (measured as Biochemical Oxygen Demand) by 45,000 tonnes per annum in a period of unprecedented economic and population growth.

Wastewater treatment capacity was increased since 1997 by an equivalent to the needs of a population of 3.3 million; the increase in drinking water treatment capacity over the same period was equivalent to the needs of a population of 1.2 million.

By the end of December 2006 of some 85,000 sites had been provided under the Serviced Land Initiative, with a further 100,000 sites at construction stage.

Massive investment under the Rural Water Programme has resulted in great progress in upgraded and renewed rural water supply systems and improved water quality in private group water schemes.

Overall, my Department is committing sufficient resources to ensure that the coverage and quality of the national water infrastructure will be able to fully meet current and anticipated demand in the future.

My Department provided a total of €70.29 million to Waterford County Council and €40.19 million to Waterford City Council under the Water Services Investment and Rural Water Programmes in the period 1997 to 2006. Major schemes completed during that period are set out in the following table. In addition, many more schemes, smaller in scale, were completed under the devolved Rural Water Programme, of which details may be obtained from the County Council. Full details of currently approved major schemes in Waterford County and City, including the value of the investment proposed in each case, are set out in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007, which is available in the Oireachtas Library.

New Assessments of Needs were undertaken last year in response to the Department's request to all local authorities to review the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments. The priorities adopted by the members of Waterford County and City Councils will be taken into account in the framing of the next phase of the Water Services Investment Programme.

Waterford County Council
SchemeYear Completed
East Waterford Water Supply Scheme — Contract 52000
East Waterford Water Supply Stage 2 Phase 12000
Extension of Sewer along Coolagh Road Dungarvan2000
Extension of Sewer in Ballymacarbry2000
Development of Crobally Upper Tramore Serviced Land Initiative2001
Waterford City Council
SchemeYear Completed
East Waterford Water — Emergency Contract (Civil Works)1999
East Waterford Water — Emergency Contract (Mechanical & Electrical)1999
East Waterford Water Conservation –1999
East Waterford Water Supply Scheme — Contracts 6 & 71999
East Waterford Water Supply Stage 2 Phase 12000
Logloss/Bawndaw Development area2000
Waterford Main Drainage (Collection)2000
Kilbarry Development Area2002
East Waterford Water Supply Contracts 17A & B12003

Noel Davern (Tipperary South, Fianna Fail)
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Question 539: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the water schemes completed and in planning in County Tipperary since 1997, to date in 2007; and the investment made, and future allocation. [13826/07]

Photo of Dick RocheDick Roche (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Minister of State, Department of An Taoiseach; Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Government has committed substantially increased funding for water services infrastructure over the past decade and again in the new National Development Plan (NDP). Some €3.7 billion was invested in new and upgraded water services infrastructure under NDP 2000-2006. €4.7 billion, an increase of 27%, has been provided under NDP 2007-2013. Real improvements being achieved on foot of this ongoing investment include:

Rapid progress in meeting targets under the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Compliance with the end 2005 deadline for the provision of secondary treatment, which stood at 25% in 2000 had risen to some 90% at the end of 2006, with all remaining schemes needed to ensure full compliance included in the Water Services Investment Programme.

The extensive programme of wastewater treatment works has reduced the pollutant load from municipal discharges to rivers, lakes and sea (measured as Biochemical Oxygen Demand) by 45,000 tonnes per annum in a period of unprecedented economic and population growth.

Wastewater treatment capacity was increased since 1997 by an equivalent to the needs of a population of 3.3 million; the increase in drinking water treatment capacity over the same period was equivalent to the needs of a population of 1.2 million.

By the end of December 2006 of some 85,000 sites had been provided under the Serviced Land Initiative, with a further 100,000 sites at construction stage.

Massive investment under the Rural Water Programme has resulted in great progress in upgraded and renewed rural water supply systems and improved water quality in private group water schemes.

Overall, my Department is committing sufficient resources to ensure that the coverage and quality of the national water infrastructure will be able to fully meet current and anticipated demand in the future.

My Department provided a total of €57.98 million to North Tipperary County Council and €89.14 million to South Tipperary County Council under the Water Services Investment and Rural Water Programmes in the period 1997 to 2006. Major schemes completed during that period are set out in the following table. In addition, many more schemes, smaller in scale, were completed under the devolved Rural Water Programme, of which details may be obtained from the County Councils. Full details of currently approved major schemes in County Tipperary, including the value of the investment proposed in each case, are set out in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007, which is available in the Oireachtas Library.

New Assessments of Needs were undertaken last year in response to the Department's request to all local authorities to review the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments. The priorities adopted by the members of North Tipperary and South Tipperary County Councils will be taken into account in the framing of the next phase of the Water Services Investment Programme.

North Tipperary
SchemeYear Completed
Nenagh Water1997
Nenagh Phosphate Removal1998
Roscrea Sewerage2000
Templemore Water2000
Thurles (TRBDI) Sewerage2000
Thurles Sewerage — Surface water sewer at Ballycurrane Road2000
Nenagh Sewerage Treatment Plant Improvement2001
Roscrea Water2001
N52 Outer Ring Watermain SLI2004
Nenagh Sewerage Scheme Stage 22004
South Tipperary
SchemeYear Completed
Cahir Sewerage1997
Clonmel Sewerage1998
Galtee Water1998
Cashel Sewerage1999
Ardfinnan Water Supply Scheme1999
Clonmel Serviced Land Sewerage Ext. SLI2001
Clonmel Water Conservation2001
Tipperary Town Sewerage2001
Carrick on Suir Sewerage (Collection System)2003
Limerick Junction Sewerage2003
Ardfinnan Sewerage2005
Ballyclerihan Sewerage2005
Ballyporeen Sewerage2005
Cahir Sewerage2005
Carrick-on-Suir Sewerage2005
Clogheen Sewerage2005
Clonmel Sewerage2005
Fethard Sewerage2005
Killenaule Sewerage2005
Kilsheelan Sewerage2005

Joe Callanan (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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Question 540: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the water schemes completed and in planning in Galway City and County since 1997, to date in 2007; and the investment made, and future allocation. [13827/07]

Joe Callanan (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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Question 547: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the water schemes completed and in planning in County Galway since 1997, to date in 2007; and the investment made, and future allocation. [13834/07]

Photo of Dick RocheDick Roche (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Minister of State, Department of An Taoiseach; Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 540 and 547 together.

The Government has committed substantially increased funding for water services infrastructure over the past decade and again in the new National Development Plan (NDP). Some €3.7 billion was invested in new and upgraded water services infrastructure under NDP 2000-2006. €4.7 billion, an increase of 27%, has been provided under NDP 2007-2013. Real improvements being achieved on foot of this ongoing investment include:

Rapid progress in meeting targets under the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Compliance with the end 2005 deadline for the provision of secondary treatment, which stood at 25% in 2000 had risen to some 90% at the end of 2006, with all remaining schemes needed to ensure full compliance included in the Water Services Investment Programme.

The extensive programme of wastewater treatment works has reduced the pollutant load from municipal discharges to rivers, lakes and sea (measured as Biochemical Oxygen Demand) by 45,000 tonnes per annum in a period of unprecedented economic and population growth.

Wastewater treatment capacity was increased since 1997 by an equivalent to the needs of a population of 3.3 million; the increase in drinking water treatment capacity over the same period was equivalent to the needs of a population of 1.2 million.

By the end of December 2006 of some 85,000 sites had been provided under the Serviced Land Initiative, with a further 100,000 sites at construction stage.

Massive investment under the Rural Water Programme has resulted in great progress in upgraded and renewed rural water supply systems and improved water quality in private group water schemes.

Overall, my Department is committing sufficient resources to ensure that the coverage and quality of the national water infrastructure will be able to fully meet current and anticipated demand in the future.

My Department provided a total of €103.61 million and €195.23 million to Galway City and Galway County Councils respectively under the Water Services Investment and Rural Water Programmes in the period 1997 to 2006. Major schemes completed during that period are set out in the following table. In addition, many more schemes, smaller in scale, were completed under the devolved Rural Water Programme, of which details may be obtained from the County Council. Full details of currently approved major schemes in Galway City and County, including the value of the investment proposed in each case, are set out in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007, which is available in the Oireachtas Library.

New Assessments of Needs were undertaken last year in response to the Department's request to all local authorities to review the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments. The priorities adopted by the members of Galway City and County Councils will be taken into account in the framing of the next phase of the Water Services Investment Programme.

Galway City & County
SchemeYear of Completion
Galway Main Drainage — Knocknacarra Eastern1997
Inish Oirr Water Supply Scheme1997
Tuam Regional Water Supply Scheme — Stage 11997
Williamstown Sewerage Scheme1997
Ballinasloe Phosphorus Removal1998
Spiddal/Rossaveal Water Supply Scheme1998
Galway Main Drainage — Causeway to Mutton Island1999
Galway Main Drainage — Oranmore Sewers2000
Oughterard Sludge Facilities (Water Scheme)2000
Portumna Sewerage Scheme2000
Tuam Main Drainage — Stage 2 (Galway Road) Serviced Land Initiative Scheme2000
Galway City Water Conservation (Phase 1)2001
Loughrea Sewerage Scheme2001
Terryland River Valley Scheme — Serviced Land Initiative2001
Tuam Regional Water Supply — Phase 32001
Tuam Regional Water Supply — Ext to Athenry2001
Ballinasloe (Laurencetown) Water2002
Inishmore Water Supply Scheme2002
Loughrea — Serviced Land Initiative2002
Moycullen Sewerage Scheme2002
Tuam Main Drainage Stage 2 — Balgaddy Road (part) Serviced Land Initiative2002
Galway Main Drainage — Mutton Island Plant2003
Galway City Water Supply — Tuam Interlink2003
Barna Sewerage Scheme — Advance Works2004
Galway Main Drainage — Knocknacarra Integration2004
Gort Regional Water Supply Scheme — Advance Works2004
Tuam Main Drainage Stage 2 — Killaloonty Serviced Land Initiative2005

Photo of Jimmy DevinsJimmy Devins (Sligo-Leitrim, Fianna Fail)
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Question 541: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the water schemes completed and in planning in County Sligo since 1997, to date in 2007; and the investment made, and future allocation. [13828/07]

Photo of Dick RocheDick Roche (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Minister of State, Department of An Taoiseach; Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Government has committed substantially increased funding for water services infrastructure over the past decade and again in the new National Development Plan (NDP). Some €3.7 billion was invested in new and upgraded water services infrastructure under NDP 2000-2006. €4.7 billion, an increase of 27%, has been provided under NDP 2007-2013. Real improvements being achieved on foot of this ongoing investment include:

Rapid progress in meeting targets under the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Compliance with the end 2005 deadline for the provision of secondary treatment, which stood at 25% in 2000 had risen to some 90% at the end of 2006, with all remaining schemes needed to ensure full compliance included in the Water Services Investment Programme.

The extensive programme of wastewater treatment works has reduced the pollutant load from municipal discharges to rivers, lakes and sea (measured as Biochemical Oxygen Demand) by 45,000 tonnes per annum in a period of unprecedented economic and population growth.

Wastewater treatment capacity was increased since 1997 by an equivalent to the needs of a population of 3.3 million; the increase in drinking water treatment capacity over the same period was equivalent to the needs of a population of 1.2 million.

By the end of December 2006 of some 85,000 sites had been provided under the Serviced Land Initiative, with a further 100,000 sites at construction stage.

Massive investment under the Rural Water Programme has resulted in great progress in upgraded and renewed rural water supply systems and improved water quality in private group water schemes.

Overall, my Department is committing sufficient resources to ensure that the coverage and quality of the national water infrastructure will be able to fully meet current and anticipated demand in the future.

My Department provided a total of €92.89 million to County Sligo under the Water Services Investment and Rural Water Programmes in the period 1997 to 2006. Major schemes completed during that period are set out in the following table. In addition, many more schemes, smaller in scale, were completed under the devolved Rural Water Programme, of which details may be obtained from the County Council. Full details of currently approved major schemes in County Sligo, including the value of the investment proposed in each case, are set out in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007, which is available in the Oireachtas Library.

New Assessments of Needs were undertaken last year in response to the Department's request to all local authorities to review the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments. The priorities adopted by the members of Sligo County Council will be taken into account in the framing of the next phase of the Water Services Investment Programme.

Sligo
SchemeYear of Completion
Enniscrone Sewerage Scheme1997
Lough Talt Water Supply Scheme1997
North Sligo Regional Water Scheme1999
Sligo Main Drainage — Caltragh Ext.2000
Curry WS Rural Towns & Villages Initiative (Rhue/Curry/Bellaghy WSS)2001
Sligo & Environs Water Supply Stage 12001

Photo of Michael FinneranMichael Finneran (Longford-Roscommon, Fianna Fail)
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Question 542: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the water schemes completed and in planning in Counties Roscommon and Leitrim since 1997, to date in 2007; and the investment made, and future allocation. [13829/07]

Photo of Dick RocheDick Roche (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Minister of State, Department of An Taoiseach; Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Government has committed substantially increased funding for water services infrastructure over the past decade and again in the new National Development Plan (NDP). Some €3.7 billion was invested in new and upgraded water services infrastructure under NDP 2000-2006. €4.7 billion, an increase of 27%, has been provided under NDP 2007-2013. Real improvements being achieved on foot of this ongoing investment include:

Rapid progress in meeting targets under the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Compliance with the end 2005 deadline for the provision of secondary treatment, which stood at 25% in 2000 had risen to some 90% at the end of 2006, with all remaining schemes needed to ensure full compliance included in the Water Services Investment Programme.

The extensive programme of wastewater treatment works has reduced the pollutant load from municipal discharges to rivers, lakes and sea (measured as Biochemical Oxygen Demand) by 45,000 tonnes per annum in a period of unprecedented economic and population growth.

Wastewater treatment capacity was increased since 1997 by an equivalent to the needs of a population of 3.3 million; the increase in drinking water treatment capacity over the same period was equivalent to the needs of a population of 1.2 million.

By the end of December 2006 of some 85,000 sites had been provided under the Serviced Land Initiative, with a further 100,000 sites at construction stage.

Massive investment under the Rural Water Programme has resulted in great progress in upgraded and renewed rural water supply systems and improved water quality in private group water schemes.

Overall, my Department is committing sufficient resources to ensure that the coverage and quality of the national water infrastructure will be able to fully meet current and anticipated demand in the future.

My Department provided a total of €78.15 million to County Roscommon and €53.99 million to County Leitrim under the Water Services Investment and Rural Water Programmes in the period 1997 to 2006. Major schemes completed during that period are set out in the following table. In addition, many more schemes, smaller in scale, were completed under the devolved Rural Water Programme, of which details may be obtained from the County Councils. Full details of currently approved major schemes in Counties Roscommon and Leitrim, including the value of the investment proposed in each case, are set out in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007, which is available in the Oireachtas Library.

New Assessments of Needs were undertaken last year in response to the Department's request to all local authorities to review the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments. The priorities adopted by the members of Roscommon and Leitrim County Councils will be taken into account in the framing of the next phase of the Water Services Investment Programme.

Roscommon
Scheme NameYear of Completion
Boyle/Arcarne Water Supply Scheme1997
North East Roscommon Water Extension to Ballagh/Ballybeg1999
North East Roscommon Water Extension to Tarmonbarry1999
North Roscommon Water Supply Scheme Intake1999
Ballaghderreen Sewerage Scheme2000
Boyle Sewerage Scheme2000
Monksland Sewerage Scheme2000
Roscommon Sewerage Scheme2000
Tarmonbarry Sewerage Scheme2000
Ballinagare Sewerage Scheme — Rural Towns and Villages Initiative2001
Ballintubber Sewerage Scheme — Rural Towns and Villages Initiative2001
Charlestown Road, Ballaghderreen — Serviced Land Initiative2001
Roscommon North Regional Water Supply Scheme (Fairymount/Loughglynn)2001
Monksland Townland Provision of Services — Serviced Land Initiative2002
Warren or Drum Townland, Boyle Provision of Services — Serviced Land Initiative2002
Falladeen Road, Ballinlough, Provision of Services — Serviced Land Initiative2004
Castlerea Sewerage Scheme Stages 1 & 22006
Leitrim
SchemeYear of Completion
Keshkerrigan Sewerage Scheme1998
Newtowngore Sewerage Scheme1998
Carrick-on-Shannon Sewerage Scheme (Sludge Press)1999
Newtowngore/Keshcarrigan Sewerage Scheme1999
Dromod Sewerage Scheme2000
Lurganboy Sewerage Scheme — Rural Towns and Villages Initiative2001
Drumsna Sewerage Scheme — Rural Towns and Villages Initiative2003
Fenagh Sewerage Scheme2003
Lurganboy Sewerage Scheme — Rural Towns and Villages Initiative2003
North Leitrim Rural Water Supply Scheme2004

Photo of John McGuinnessJohn McGuinness (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail)
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Question 543: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the water schemes completed and in planning in Counties Carlow and Kilkenny since 1997, to date in 2007; and the investment made, and future allocation. [13830/07]

Photo of Dick RocheDick Roche (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Minister of State, Department of An Taoiseach; Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Government has committed substantially increased funding for water services infrastructure over the past decade and again in the new National Development Plan (NDP). Some €3.7 billion was invested in new and upgraded water services infrastructure under NDP 2000-2006. €4.7 billion, an increase of 27%, has been provided under NDP 2007-2013. Real improvements being achieved on foot of this ongoing investment include:

Rapid progress in meeting targets under the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Compliance with the end 2005 deadline for the provision of secondary treatment, which stood at 25% in 2000 had risen to some 90% at the end of 2006, with all remaining schemes needed to ensure full compliance included in the Water Services Investment Programme.

The extensive programme of wastewater treatment works has reduced the pollutant load from municipal discharges to rivers, lakes and sea (measured as Biochemical Oxygen Demand) by 45,000 tonnes per annum in a period of unprecedented economic and population growth.

Wastewater treatment capacity was increased since 1997 by an equivalent to the needs of a population of 3.3 million; the increase in drinking water treatment capacity over the same period was equivalent to the needs of a population of 1.2 million.

By the end of December 2006 of some 85,000 sites had been provided under the Serviced Land Initiative, with a further 100,000 sites at construction stage.

Massive investment under the Rural Water Programme has resulted in great progress in upgraded and renewed rural water supply systems and improved water quality in private group water schemes.

Overall, my Department is committing sufficient resources to ensure that the coverage and quality of the national water infrastructure will be able to fully meet current and anticipated demand in the future.

My Department provided a total of €27.87 million to County Kilkenny and €31.78 million to County Carlow under the Water Services Investment and Rural Water Programmes in the period 1997 to 2006. Major schemes completed during that period are set out in the following table. In addition, many more schemes, smaller in scale, were completed under the devolved Rural Water Programme, of which details may be obtained from the County Councils. Full details of currently approved major schemes in Counties Kilkenny and Carlow, including the value of the investment proposed in each case, are set out in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007, which is available in the Oireachtas Library.

New Assessments of Needs were undertaken last year in response to the Department's request to all local authorities to review the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments. The priorities adopted by the members of Kilkenny and Carlow County Councils will be taken into account in the framing of the next phase of the Water Services Investment Programme.

Kilkenny
SchemeYear of Completion
Kilkenny Main Drainage (Treatment Plant Works)1997
Gowran/Paulstown Water (Source Protection) Scheme1998
Kilkenny Sewerage Scheme2001
Graiguenamanagh Sewerage Scheme — Rural Towns and Villages Initiative2002
Thomastown Sewerage Scheme2002
Graiguenamanagh Sewerage Scheme — Rural Towns and Villages Initiative2004
Urlingford Sewerage Scheme2005
Carlow
SchemeYear of Completion
Carlow Water Conservation2000
Graiguecullen Sewerage Scheme Serviced Land Initiative2000
Extension to Carlow Sewage Treatment Plant — Mortarstown2002
Hacketstown Water Supply — Rural Towns and Villages Initiative2003
Tullow Rising Main Replacement2006

Photo of John MoloneyJohn Moloney (Laois-Offaly, Fianna Fail)
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Question 544: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the water schemes completed and in planning in Counties Laois and Offaly since 1997, to date in 2007; and the investment made, and future allocation. [13831/07]

Photo of Dick RocheDick Roche (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Minister of State, Department of An Taoiseach; Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Government has committed substantially increased funding for water services infrastructure over the past decade and again in the new National Development Plan (NDP). Some €3.7 billion was invested in new and upgraded water services infrastructure under NDP 2000-2006. €4.7 billion, an increase of 27%, has been provided under NDP 2007-2013. Real improvements being achieved on foot of this ongoing investment include:

Rapid progress in meeting targets under the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Compliance with the end 2005 deadline for the provision of secondary treatment, which stood at 25% in 2000 had risen to some 90% at the end of 2006, with all remaining schemes needed to ensure full compliance included in the Water Services Investment Programme.

The extensive programme of wastewater treatment works has reduced the pollutant load from municipal discharges to rivers, lakes and sea (measured as Biochemical Oxygen Demand) by 45,000 tonnes per annum in a period of unprecedented economic and population growth.

Wastewater treatment capacity was increased since 1997 by an equivalent to the needs of a population of 3.3 million; the increase in drinking water treatment capacity over the same period was equivalent to the needs of a population of 1.2 million.

By the end of December 2006 of some 85,000 sites had been provided under the Serviced Land Initiative, with a further 100,000 sites at construction stage.

Massive investment under the Rural Water Programme has resulted in great progress in upgraded and renewed rural water supply systems and improved water quality in private group water schemes.

Overall, my Department is committing sufficient resources to ensure that the coverage and quality of the national water infrastructure will be able to fully meet current and anticipated demand in the future.

My Department provided a total of €42.82 million to County Laois and €58.41 million to County Offaly under the Water Services Investment and Rural Water Programmes in the period 1997 to 2006. Major schemes completed during that period are set out in the following table. In addition, many more schemes, smaller in scale, were completed under the devolved Rural Water Programme, of which details may be obtained from the County Councils. Full details of currently approved major schemes in Counties Laois and Offaly, including the value of the investment proposed in each case, are set out in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007, which is available in the Oireachtas Library.

New Assessments of Needs were undertaken last year in response to the Department's request to all local authorities to review the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments. The priorities adopted by the members of Laois and Offaly County Councils will be taken into account in the framing of the next phase of the Water Services Investment Programme.

Laois
SchemeYear of Completion
Mountmellick Sewerage Scheme1998
Portlaoise Sewerage Scheme (Colliers Lane)1998
Portlaoise Water Supply Scheme1998
Graiguecullen Sewerage Scheme — Serviced Land Initiative2000
Portlaoise Sludge Dewatering2000
Sleaty Road Sewerage Scheme2000
Knockmay Mains Water Supply Scheme2000
Stradbally Sewerage Improvement Scheme2002
Ballyroan Sewerage Scheme — Rural Towns & Villages Initiative2003
Graiguecullen Sewerage Scheme — Serviced Land Initiative2004
Offaly
SchemeYear of Completion
Birr Sewerage Scheme1997
Birr Sewerage (Phosphorus Removal) Scheme1998
Clara Water Supply Scheme1998
Tullamore Sewerage Scheme1998
Banagher Sewerage Scheme1999
Cloncollig Water Supply Scheme2000
Kilcormac Water and Sewerage Scheme — Serviced Land Initiative2000
Silver River (Collins Lane/Arden) Water Supply Scheme2000
Ferbane Sewerage Scheme — Serviced Land Initiative2001
Ferbane Water Supply Scheme2002
Edenderry Interim Sewage Treatment Scheme — Rural Towns & Villages Initiative.2003
Clara Sewerage Scheme2005
Ferbane Sewerage Scheme — Rural Towns & Villages Initiative2005
Collins Lane (Tullamore) Surface Water Sewerage Scheme2005
Tullamore Water Supply Scheme Contracts 1&3 (Sillogue Well)2006

Photo of Billy KelleherBilly Kelleher (Cork North Central, Fianna Fail)
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Question 545: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the water schemes completed and in planning in Cork City and County since 1997, to date in 2007; and the investment made, and future allocation. [13832/07]

Photo of Dick RocheDick Roche (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Minister of State, Department of An Taoiseach; Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Government has committed substantially increased funding for water services infrastructure over the past decade and again in the new National Development Plan (NDP). Some €3.7 billion was invested in new and upgraded water services infrastructure under NDP 2000-2006. €4.7 billion, an increase of 27%, has been provided under NDP 2007-2013. Real improvements being achieved on foot of this ongoing investment include:

Rapid progress in meeting targets under the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Compliance with the end 2005 deadline for the provision of secondary treatment, which stood at 25% in 2000 had risen to some 90% at the end of 2006, with all remaining schemes needed to ensure full compliance included in the Water Services Investment Programme.

The extensive programme of wastewater treatment works has reduced the pollutant load from municipal discharges to rivers, lakes and sea (measured as Biochemical Oxygen Demand) by 45,000 tonnes per annum in a period of unprecedented economic and population growth.

Wastewater treatment capacity was increased since 1997 by an equivalent to the needs of a population of 3.3 million; the increase in drinking water treatment capacity over the same period was equivalent to the needs of a population of 1.2 million.

By the end of December 2006 of some 85,000 sites had been provided under the Serviced Land Initiative, with a further 100,000 sites at construction stage.

Massive investment under the Rural Water Programme has resulted in great progress in upgraded and renewed rural water supply systems and improved water quality in private group water schemes.

Overall, my Department is committing sufficient resources to ensure that the coverage and quality of the national water infrastructure will be able to fully meet current and anticipated demand in the future.

My Department provided a total of €324.76 million to Cork City Council and €67.64 million to Cork County Council under the Water Services Investment and Rural Water Programmes in the period 1997 to 2006. Major schemes completed during that period are set out in the following table. In addition, many more schemes, smaller in scale, were completed under the devolved Rural Water Programme, of which details may be obtained from the County Council. Full details of currently approved major schemes in Cork City and County, including the value of the investment proposed in each case, are set out in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007, which is available in the Oireachtas Library.

New Assessments of Needs were undertaken last year in response to the Department's request to all local authorities to review the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments. The priorities adopted by the members of Cork City and County Councils will be taken into account in the framing of the next phase of the Water Services Investment Programme.

Cork City
SchemeYear of Completion
Chetwynd Water (Cork CB)1998
Cork Main Drainage Site Investigations1999
Cork City Water — Chetwynd Main1999
Glen/Bride/Kiln River — Phase 3&41999
Blarney Street/Road (Improvement in Services)2000
Cork Main Drainage — Atlantic Pond Civil Contract2002
Cork Main Drainage — Boreenmana Road/Blackrock/Centre Park2002
Cork Main Drainage (Phase 1) Interceptor Sewer — River Lee Siphon2002
Cork Main Drainage (Collection and Treatment Works)2003
County Cork
SchemeYear of Completion
Cloyne Sewerage1997
Ballincollig Water Supply2000
Ballincollig, Greenhills, Foul Sewer2000
Ballyviniter Water Scheme2000
Blarney Water2000
Cobh Water Tower2000
Cork Water Conservation Phase A2000
Fermoy Storm Water (Pike Road)2000
Fermoy Storm Water Sewer (Cork Road)2000
Fermoy Water2000
Fethard Town — Killenaule Road2000
Glanmire Water Supply, Castlejane2000
Glashaboy Water Supply, Caherlag2000
Kinsale Water Supply Ardbrack2000
Bandon Foul Sewerage Serviced Land Initiative2001
Carrigaline Storm Drain SLI2001
Carrigrohane-sewage pumping station Serviced Land Initiative2001
Castlemartyr Treatment Plant Serviced Land Initiative2001
Clonakility Water Stage 12001
Conna STP upgrade Serviced Land Initiative2001
Cork Water Conservation (Phase 1)2001
Glasheen River2001
Mallow Rd. Serviced Land Initiative2001
Midleton Sewerage2001
Passage West Storm Drain Serviced Land Initiative2001
Western Rd, Clonakility Serviced Land Initiative2001
Blarney — Water Supply and Sewerage2002
Buttevant Water Supply -2002
Clonakility Water — Sludge Treatment2002
Mitchelstown Services Extension — Serviced Land Initiative2002
Watergrasshill Serviced Land Initiative2002
Poundhill St. (Market St.) Serviced Land Initiative2003
Crosshaven Sewerage2005
Mitchelstown Sewerage Scheme (Nutrient Removal)2006
Cork Lower Harbour Sewerage Scheme (Crosshaven SS)2006
Mallow/Fermoy/Blarney Treatment Plant Upgrading Serviced Land Initiative2006
Sally's Cross Sewerage Scheme Serviced Land Initiative2006
Kilbrin Sewerage Scheme2006

Photo of Peter PowerPeter Power (Limerick East, Fianna Fail)
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Question 546: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the water schemes completed and in planning in Counties Limerick and Clare since 1997, to date in 2007; and the investment made, and future allocation. [13833/07]

Photo of Dick RocheDick Roche (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Minister of State, Department of An Taoiseach; Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Government has committed substantially increased funding for water services infrastructure over the past decade and again in the new National Development Plan (NDP). Some €3.7 billion was invested in new and upgraded water services infrastructure under NDP 2000-2006. €4.7 billion, an increase of 27%, has been provided under NDP 2007-2013. Real improvements being achieved on foot of this ongoing investment include:

Rapid progress in meeting targets under the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Compliance with the end 2005 deadline for the provision of secondary treatment, which stood at 25% in 2000 had risen to some 90% at the end of 2006, with all remaining schemes needed to ensure full compliance included in the Water Services Investment Programme.

The extensive programme of wastewater treatment works has reduced the pollutant load from municipal discharges to rivers, lakes and sea (measured as Biochemical Oxygen Demand) by 45,000 tonnes per annum in a period of unprecedented economic and population growth.

Wastewater treatment capacity was increased since 1997 by an equivalent to the needs of a population of 3.3 million; the increase in drinking water treatment capacity over the same period was equivalent to the needs of a population of 1.2 million.

By the end of December 2006 of some 85,000 sites had been provided under the Serviced Land Initiative, with a further 100,000 sites at construction stage.

Massive investment under the Rural Water Programme has resulted in great progress in upgraded and renewed rural water supply systems and improved water quality in private group water schemes.

Overall, my Department is committing sufficient resources to ensure that the coverage and quality of the national water infrastructure will be able to fully meet current and anticipated demand in the future.

My Department provided a total of €295.26 million, €71.14 million and €100.43 million, respectively, to Limerick City and County Councils and Clare County Council under the Water Services Investment and Rural Water Programmes in the period 1997 to 2006. Major schemes completed during that period are set out in the following table. In addition, many more schemes, smaller in scale, were completed under the devolved Rural Water Programme, of which details may be obtained from the County Councils. Full details of currently approved major schemes in Limerick City and County and in County Clare, including the value of the investment proposed in each case, are set out in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007, which is available in the Oireachtas Library.

New Assessments of Needs were undertaken last year in response to the Department's request to all local authorities to review the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments. The priorities adopted by the members of Limerick City and County Councils and Clare County Council will be taken into account in the framing of the next phase of the Water Services Investment Programme.

Limerick City & County
SchemeYear of Completion
Askeaton/Pallaskenry (Phase 1) Water1998
Limerick City Water Conservation (Phase 1)1999
Limerick Trunk Mains Rosbrien2000
Limerick Water (Phase 2) Newcastle2000
Rhebogue/Bloodmill Road — Serviced Land Initiative2000
Surface Water Sewer at Annacotty — Serviced Land Initiative2000
Castletroy Water Supply Scheme — Low level area Serviced Land Initiative2001
Fedamore Sewerage (Rural Towns & Villages Initiative)2001
Clareville to Newcastle Reservoir Rising Main2002
Foynes Water Supply Scheme2003
Castleconnell Sewerage Scheme2003
Limerick Main Drainage (Collection & Treatment Works)2003
Croagh Sewerage Scheme2004
Southern Ring Watermain2004
Limerick Main Drainage Contract 4.32005
Castletroy Water Supply High Level Demand Serviced Land Initiative2007
Clare
SchemeYear of Completion
Kilkee Sewerage Scheme1997
Kilkee Water Scheme1997
Killaloe Sewerage Scheme1997
Lahinch Sewerage Scheme1997
Sixmilebridge Sewerage Scheme1998
Lisdoonvarna Water Supply Stage 12001
Kilkishen Sewerage Scheme2002
Lisdoonvarna Sewerage Scheme2002
Newmarket on Fergus Water (Advance)2003
Gillogue Water Supply Serviced Land Initiative2007

Photo of Séamus KirkSéamus Kirk (Louth, Fianna Fail)
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Question 548: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the water schemes completed and in planning in Counties Louth, Cavan and Monaghan since 1997, to date in 2007; and the investment made, and future allocation. [13835/07]

Photo of Dick RocheDick Roche (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Minister of State, Department of An Taoiseach; Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Government has committed substantially increased funding for water services infrastructure over the past decade and again in the new National Development Plan (NDP). Some €3.7 billion was invested in new and upgraded water services infrastructure under NDP 2000-2006. €4.7 billion, an increase of 27%, has been provided under NDP 2007-2013. Real improvements being achieved on foot of this ongoing investment include:

Rapid progress in meeting targets under the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Compliance with the end 2005 deadline for the provision of secondary treatment, which stood at 25% in 2000 had risen to some 90% at the end of 2006, with all remaining schemes needed to ensure full compliance included in the Water Services Investment Programme.

The extensive programme of wastewater treatment works has reduced the pollutant load from municipal discharges to rivers, lakes and sea (measured as Biochemical Oxygen Demand) by 45,000 tonnes per annum in a period of unprecedented economic and population growth.

Wastewater treatment capacity was increased since 1997 by an equivalent to the needs of a population of 3.3 million; the increase in drinking water treatment capacity over the same period was equivalent to the needs of a population of 1.2 million.

By the end of December 2006 of some 85,000 sites had been provided under the Serviced Land Initiative, with a further 100,000 sites at construction stage.

Massive investment under the Rural Water Programme has resulted in great progress in upgraded and renewed rural water supply systems and improved water quality in private group water schemes.

Overall, my Department is committing sufficient resources to ensure that the coverage and quality of the national water infrastructure will be able to fully meet current and anticipated demand in the future.

My Department provided a total of €175.72 million, €107.63 million and €68.38 million respectively to Counties Louth, Cavan and Monaghan under the Water Services Investment and Rural Water Programmes in the period 1997 to 2006. Major schemes completed during that period are set out in the following table. In addition, many more schemes, smaller in scale, were completed under the devolved Rural Water Programme, of which details may be obtained from the County Councils. Full details of currently approved major schemes in Counties Louth, Cavan and Monaghan, including the value of the investment proposed in each case, are set out in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007, which is available in the Oireachtas Library.

New Assessments of Needs were undertaken last year in response to the Department's request to all local authorities to review the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments. The priorities adopted by the members of Louth, Cavan and Monaghan County Councils will be taken into account in the framing of the next phase of the Water Services Investment Programme.

Louth County Council
SchemeYear of Completion
Carlingford Sewerage Scheme2000
Clogherhead Water/Sewerage Scheme2000
Dunleer Sewerage Scheme2000
Dunleer Sewerage Scheme Phase 22000
Drogheda Main Drainage2001
Drogheda Water Supply2001
Dundalk Main Drainage2001
Greenhills W&S Serviced Land Initiative2001
Ardee Link Road Sewer2002
Mount Avenue Drainage2002
Dunleer/Mid-Louth RWSS Advance Works2004
Termonfeckin/Baltray Sewerage Rural Towns & Villages Initiative2004
Tulllyallen Sewerage Scheme — Serviced Land Initiative2006
Cavan County Council
SchemeYear of Completion
Ballyconnell Sewerage1998
Virginia Sewerage1998
Ballyjamesduff Water2000
Cullies/Drumlark Sewerage Scheme — Serviced Land Initiative2000
Cootehill Sewerage Scheme2001
Bailieborough Regional Water Supply Stage 12001
Lough Gowna Village Sewerage Scheme — Rural Towns & Villages2001
Rathardrum, Dublin Rd. Virginia Serviced Land Initiative2001
Swellan Sewerage Scheme — Serviced Land Initiative2001
Tanderagee/Curkish Water & Sewerage2002
Bailieboro RWSS — Stage 22003
Redhills Sewerage Scheme — Rural Towns & Villages2006
Monaghan County Council
SchemeYear of Completion
Carrickmacross Sewerage (Improvement — Phase 2)1998
Castleblayney Water Supply Improvement Scheme1999
Monaghan Water Contract 1 — Pipelines1999
Carrickmacross- Convent Lands sewerage2000
Monaghan Water Supply2001
Tydavnet Sewerage (Reedbed)2001
Clones Water Scheme2003
Monaghan Town Sewerage (Peter's Lake)2003

Photo of Peter KellyPeter Kelly (Longford-Roscommon, Fianna Fail)
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Question 549: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the water schemes completed and in planning in Counties Longford and Westmeath since 1997, to date in 2007; and the investment made, and future allocation. [13836/07]

Photo of Dick RocheDick Roche (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Minister of State, Department of An Taoiseach; Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Government has committed substantially increased funding for water services infrastructure over the past decade and again in the new National Development Plan (NDP). Some €3.7 billion was invested in new and upgraded water services infrastructure under NDP 2000-2006. €4.7 billion, an increase of 27%, has been provided under NDP 2007-2013. Real improvements being achieved on foot of this ongoing investment include:

Rapid progress in meeting targets under the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Compliance with the end 2005 deadline for the provision of secondary treatment, which stood at 25% in 2000 had risen to some 90% at the end of 2006, with all remaining schemes needed to ensure full compliance included in the Water Services Investment Programme.

The extensive programme of wastewater treatment works has reduced the pollutant load from municipal discharges to rivers, lakes and sea (measured as Biochemical Oxygen Demand) by 45,000 tonnes per annum in a period of unprecedented economic and population growth.

Wastewater treatment capacity was increased since 1997 by an equivalent to the needs of a population of 3.3 million; the increase in drinking water treatment capacity over the same period was equivalent to the needs of a population of 1.2 million.

By the end of December 2006 of some 85,000 sites had been provided under the Serviced Land Initiative, with a further 100,000 sites at construction stage.

Massive investment under the Rural Water Programme has resulted in great progress in upgraded and renewed rural water supply systems and improved water quality in private group water schemes.

Overall, my Department is committing sufficient resources to ensure that the coverage and quality of the national water infrastructure will be able to fully meet current and anticipated demand in the future.

My Department provided a total of €22.92 million to County Longford and €62.01 million to Westmeath County Council under the Water Services Investment and Rural Water Programmes in the period 1997 to 2006. Major schemes completed during that period are set out in the following table. In addition, many more schemes, smaller in scale, were completed under the devolved Rural Water Programme, of which details may be obtained from the County Councils. Full details of currently approved major schemes in Counties Longford and Westmeath, including the value of the investment proposed in each case, are set out in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007, which is available in the Oireachtas Library.

New Assessments of Needs were undertaken last year in response to the Department's request to all local authorities to review the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments. The priorities adopted by the members of Longford and Westmeath County Councils will be taken into account in the framing of the next phase of the Water Services Investment Programme.

Longford
SchemeYear of Completion
Ardnacassa Scheme2000
Longford Water Conservation Scheme2000
Ballymahon Sewerage Scheme2001
Granard Sewerage Scheme2002
Clondra Sewerage Scheme — Rural Towns & Villages Initiative2006
Westmeath
SchemeYear of Completion
Moate Sewerage Scheme1998
Tyrellspass Water Supply Scheme1998
Athlone Sewerage (Westbank) Scheme2000
Athlone Water (Annagh/Baylin) Supply Scheme2000
Coosan Athlone Surface Water Drainage Scheme2000
Athlone Water Conservation Scheme2001
Coosan Athlone Surface Water Drainage Scheme — Serviced Land Initiative2001
Mullingar/Marlinstown Sewerage Scheme — Serviced Land Initiative2001
Mullingar Water (Taughmon) Supply Scheme2001
Kinnegad Sewerage Extension Scheme2003
South Westmeath Regional Water Supply Scheme — Advance Works at Moate2003
Tyrellspass Sewerage Scheme — Serviced Land Initiative2004
Lough Owel Treatment Plant2005
Mullingar Regional Water Supply Scheme — South Western High Level Area2005

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Kildare South, Fianna Fail)
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Question 550: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the water schemes completed and in planning in County Kildare since 1997, to date in 2007; and the investment made, and future allocation. [13837/07]

Photo of Dick RocheDick Roche (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Minister of State, Department of An Taoiseach; Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Government has committed substantially increased funding for water services infrastructure over the past decade and again in the new National Development Plan (NDP). Some €3.7 billion was invested in new and upgraded water services infrastructure under NDP 2000-2006. €4.7 billion, an increase of 27%, has been provided under NDP 2007-2013. Real improvements being achieved on foot of this ongoing investment include:

Rapid progress in meeting targets under the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Compliance with the end 2005 deadline for the provision of secondary treatment, which stood at 25% in 2000 had risen to some 90% at the end of 2006, with all remaining schemes needed to ensure full compliance included in the Water Services Investment Programme.

The extensive programme of wastewater treatment works has reduced the pollutant load from municipal discharges to rivers, lakes and sea (measured as Biochemical Oxygen Demand) by 45,000 tonnes per annum in a period of unprecedented economic and population growth.

Wastewater treatment capacity was increased since 1997 by an equivalent to the needs of a population of 3.3 million; the increase in drinking water treatment capacity over the same period was equivalent to the needs of a population of 1.2 million.

By the end of December 2006 of some 85,000 sites had been provided under the Serviced Land Initiative, with a further 100,000 sites at construction stage.

Massive investment under the Rural Water Programme has resulted in great progress in upgraded and renewed rural water supply systems and improved water quality in private group water schemes.

Overall, my Department is committing sufficient resources to ensure that the coverage and quality of the national water infrastructure will be able to fully meet current and anticipated demand in the future.

My Department provided a total of €171.10 million to Kildare County Council under the Water Services Investment and Rural Water Programmes in the period 1997 to 2006. Major schemes completed during that period are set out in the following table. In addition, many more schemes, smaller in scale, were completed under the devolved Rural Water Programme, of which details may be obtained from the County Council. Full details of currently approved major schemes in County Kildare, including the value of the investment proposed in each case, are set out in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-2007, which is available in the Oireachtas Library.

New Assessments of Needs were undertaken last year in response to the Department's request to all local authorities to review the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments. The priorities adopted by the members of Kildare County Council will be taken into account in the framing of the next phase of the Water Services Investment Programme.

Kildare
SchemeYear of Completion
Naas Water1997
Castledermot Water1998
Leixlip NE Kildare Water1998
Calverstown Sewerage Improvement2000
Castlecomer Road to Glendine Water Supply2000
Kilcullen Sewerage2000
Kildare/Rathangan Water Supply2000
Kilkenny East Environs2000
Kill Sewerage Improvement2000
Leixlip Sewerage2000
Monasterevin Water2000
Morristown, Newbridge Sewerage2000
Osberstown Sewerage2000
Prosperous Sewerage2000
Prosperous Water Improvement2000
Castletown Celbridge Pumping Station2001
Derrinturn Sewerage2001
Kildare Planning and Dev. of Phases 1A and 1B of Water Supply Strategy2001
Maynooth Pumping Station2001
Kilcock Water Improvement2002
Kilcullen Water2002
Nurney Water2002
Coill Dubh Sewerage Treatment Plant2003
Athy Sewerage (Nutrient Reduction)2004
Castledermot Water Stage 22004
Kildangan Sewerage Scheme2004
Monasterevin Sewerage2005
Monasterevin Sewerage Scheme2005
South Kildare Water Supply Scheme2005
Castledermot Sewerage Scheme — Sewer Network Contract2006
Monasterevin Sewerage Scheme (extension of Treatment Plant and attendant network improvements)2006
Allenwood Sewerage Scheme (construction of Treatment Olant and network)2006
Lower Liffey Valley Regional Sewerage Scheme — Straffan Sewerage Scheme (connection of Straffan to regional network sending waste to Leixlip Treatment Plant)2006

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