Written answers

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government

Water and Sewerage Schemes

10:00 pm

Photo of John O'MahonyJohn O'Mahony (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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Question 736: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the amount of funding being made available by his Department for the provision of a sewerage scheme at Crossboyne, Claremorris, County Mayo. [16761/07]

Photo of John GormleyJohn Gormley (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Dublin South East, Green Party)
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The Mayo Towns and Villages Sewerage Scheme, which includes Ballyheane, Charlestown, Cross, Crossboyne and the Neale, is included in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-07 at an estimated cost of €6.07m. My Department requested additional information from Mayo County Council in March in relation to the Preliminary Report for the Ballyheane, Cross, Crossboyne and Neale element of the scheme. A separate Preliminary Report has been submitted for Charlestown.

In the meantime, the Council has submitted separate proposals to service Crossboyne under a Serviced Land Initiative scheme whereby wastewater from Crossboyne would be treated in Claremorris. Additional information was requested from the Council last month in relation to this latest proposal.

Photo of John O'MahonyJohn O'Mahony (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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Question 737: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the amount of funding being provided by his Department for the upgrading of a sewerage scheme at Kiltimagh, County Mayo; the name of the successful tenderer for same; and when it is proposed that work will commence on the project. [16762/07]

Photo of John GormleyJohn Gormley (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Dublin South East, Green Party)
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The Kiltimagh Sewerage Scheme is approved for funding under my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2005-07 at an estimated cost of €13.5 million. Mayo County Council's Contract Documents for the treatment plant element of the scheme were approved by my Department in January 2007 while the Contract Documents for the collection network element were approved last month. Further progress with this scheme, including the seeking of tenders and the awarding of the contract, is now a matter for the Council.

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