Written answers

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Water and Sewerage Schemes Provision

Photo of Denis NaughtenDenis Naughten (Roscommon-South Leitrim, Independent)
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157. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the position regarding the plan by Roscommon County Council to establish the west Roscommon regional water supply scheme, including the Castlerea regional water supply scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47564/13]

Photo of Phil HoganPhil Hogan (Minister, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government; Carlow-Kilkenny, Fine Gael)
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The West Roscommon Regional Water Supply Scheme is included as a Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Contract at Granlahan to start in my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010 – 2013 . Under the Annual Review of the Programme, carried out in 2011, my Department approved the inclusion in the programme of an Advance Networks Upgrade Contract – the Castlerea Urban and Regional Water Supply Improvement Works, at an estimated cost of €4.465 million.

The Supplementary Design Review Report for the scheme was approved by my Department in April 2013. I understand that Roscommon County Council is currently engaged in the process of selecting the preferred tenderer for the above-mentioned Advance Networks Upgrade Contract . The Council is also engaged in the process of procuring consultants to prepare Tender Documents for the Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Contract and the Castlerea element of the scheme.

Photo of Denis NaughtenDenis Naughten (Roscommon-South Leitrim, Independent)
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158. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government further to his announcement on Friday last in County Roscommon regarding the upgrade of the four regional water supply schemes, when the letter of approval was issued to Roscommon County Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47607/13]

Photo of Phil HoganPhil Hogan (Minister, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government; Carlow-Kilkenny, Fine Gael)
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The Arigna, Boyle/Ardcarne, Roscommon Central and South Roscommon Regional Water Supply Schemes are included as Water Treatment Plant Upgrade contracts to start and a Network Contract at construction in my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010 – 2013.

My Department’s letter, approving the commitment of the necessary capital funding of just over €12 million for the scheme to enable Roscommon County Council complete the contract formalities with the successful tenderer and to commence, as soon as possible, the works involved in the Design Build Operate Contract on the scheme, issued on 5 November, 2013. This approval of funding provides for the construction of five Treatment Plants and other ancillary works on the scheme. The progression of this contract to construction is now a matter for Roscommon County Council.

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