Written Answers. - Water Supply Scheme.

John O'Leary


246 Mr. O'Leary asked the Minister for the Environment the reason for the delay in having work started on section 2 of the Scartaglin/Firies water supply scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

The position regarding the Firies/Scartaglin regional water supply scheme, northern section, is that the original approved tenderer withdrew his tender. I have recently approved the appointment of another tenderer to carry out the work. It is a matter for the county council to ensure that work on the scheme commences as soon as possible.