Thursday, 26 February 2004

Questions (181)

Pat Breen

Question:

180 Mr. P. Breen asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government when he envisages works to be carried out on the Clonlara sewerage scheme and upgrading the water scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6420/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

The Clonlara sewerage scheme has been approved for funding in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2003-2005 under the serviced land initiative. I approved a brief for the appointment of consultants to prepare a preliminary report for the scheme in October 2003, and it is now a matter for Clare County Council to advance the preparation of this report.

The Gillogue water supply scheme, which I understand will provide an improved water supply to Clonlara, has also been approved for funding under the serviced land initiative. I approved contract documents for stage 2, phase 1, of this scheme in August 2003. My Department is now awaiting Clare County Council's tender report in respect of the works involved.