Wednesday, 20 October 2004

Questions (200, 201)

Denis O'Donovan

Question:

302 Mr. O’Donovan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding the Inishannon regional water scheme and the extension of same to the areas of Ballinspittle, Garretstown and Kilbritton; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25802/04]

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

I refer the Deputy to the reply to Question No. 453 of 5 October 2004.

Denis O'Donovan

Question:

303 Mr. O’Donovan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding the Castletownbere sewerage scheme; when grant aid will be allocated for this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25803/04]

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The Castletownbere sewerage scheme has been approved for funding in my Department's water services investment programme 2004-06 under the rural towns and villages initiative, at an estimated cost of €4.95 million. Further progress with the scheme is contingent on the outcome of ongoing discussions between Cork County Council and the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources to determine the most appropriate location for the wastewater treatment plant.