Written answers

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government

Water and Sewerage Schemes

9:00 pm

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Kildare South, Fianna Fail)
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Question 209: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will issue approval to Kildare County Council in respect of its proposed new sewerage collection network for Kildare town; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43168/10]

Photo of John GormleyJohn Gormley (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Dublin South East, Green Party)
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The Water Services Investment Programme 2010 – 2012, a copy of which is available in the Oireachtas Library, provides for the development of a comprehensive range of new water services infrastructure in County Kildare. Two contracts for the Kildare Sewerage Scheme are included in the Programme amongst the list of contracts in the county to start in the period 2010 – 2012.

Earlier this year, I approved funding to allow Kildare County Council to place the Wastewater Treatment Plant Design Build Operate contract for the Kildare Sewerage Scheme with the recommended contractor at a cost of €17.59 million. I understand that the contract formalities have now been completed.

Kildare County Council has submitted contract documents to my Department for the sewerage collection network element of the scheme. The documentation is currently being examined and a decision will be conveyed to the Council as soon as possible.

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