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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 27 Mar 1969

Vol. 239 No. 8

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.


asked the Minister for Local Government the present position in regard to Lisnaboy group water scheme, Cullens, Mallow, County Cork.

Two sources of spring water for this scheme have been examined and have proved inadequate. The possibility of boring for an adequate supply is now being investigated.


asked the Minister for Local Government if group water supply schemes are exempt from priority lists for the purpose of loans.

The question of a loan does not normally arise in relation to a group scheme. Where it does, the matter is considered on its merits without reference to priority lists.


asked the Minister for Local Government if he is aware of the low pressure at present in the water mains serving the residents of Tubbercurry town, County Sligo; and that this town may be without an adequate water supply during the summer months; and what steps he intends to take to rectify this situation.

I would refer the Deputy to my reply to his Question No. 45 of the 28th November, 1968, when I indicated that I had approved of the county council's proposal to appoint a consultant to prepare a preliminary report for a water supply improvement scheme for Tubbercurry. The council's further proposals are awaited.


asked the Minister for Local Government the present position regarding the proposal submitted by Kerry County Council to extend water and sewerage services to facilitate the large number of new houses erected at Tonbwee, Castleisland.

I will not be in a position to say what degree of priority the local authority attach to the schemes referred to by the Deputy until such time as they submit to my Department the integrated priority list of their water and sewerage schemes in planning which was requested last August.