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.