Wednesday, 17 November 2004

Questions (587, 588, 589, 590, 591, 592, 593, 594, 595, 596, 597, 598, 599, 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 613, 614, 615, 616)

John Perry

Question:

631 Mr. Perry asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the progress made on Tubbercurry sewerage scheme; the negotiations that have taken place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28947/04]

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

The Tubbercurry sewerage scheme is included in my Department's water services investment programme 2004-2006 under the serviced land initiative at an estimated cost of €1.3 million. Additional information recently received from Sligo County Council on the approval of the preliminary report for the scheme is under examination in my Department and will be dealt with as quickly as possible.

Enda Kenny

Question:

632 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Ballina main drainage, stage two, phase two, sewerage scheme, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28959/04]

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Enda Kenny

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650 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Achill Sound sewerage scheme, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28987/04]

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I propose to take Questions Nos. 632 and 650 together.

The Ballina main drainage scheme and the Achill Sound sewerage scheme are included in my Department's water services investment programme 2004-2006 to commence construction in 2005 with estimated costs of €14.85 million and €8.38 million, and proposed population equivalent treatment plant capacity of 25,000 and 2,000, respectively. Contract documents for both schemes were approved last May and my Department is awaiting the submission by Mayo County Council of tender recommendations in both cases.

Enda Kenny

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633 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Ballintubber sewerage scheme, Castlebar, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28961/04]

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No such proposal has been received by my Department nor was it included in the list of water and sewerage schemes submitted by Mayo County Council in response to my Department's request to local authorities in 2003 to undertake fresh assessments of the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments.

Question No. 634 answered with QuestionNo. 626.

Enda Kenny

Question:

635 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Westport sewerage scheme, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28965/04]

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Enda Kenny

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644 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Knock sewerage scheme, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28977/04]

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Enda Kenny

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648 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Cong sewerage scheme, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28983/04]

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I propose to take Questions Nos. 635, 644 and 648 together.

The Westport, Knock and Cong sewerage schemes have been completed at costs of €53.5 million, €17 million and €3.2 million, respectively. My Department has no current proposals from Mayo County Council in respect of any of these schemes.

Enda Kenny

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636 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Tourmakeady sewerage scheme extension on Finney Road, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28968/04]

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Enda Kenny

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651 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Mulranny sewerage scheme, Murreveagh extension, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28988/04]

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I propose to take Questions Nos. 636 and 651 together.

The Tourmakeady sewerage scheme extension on Finney Road and the Mulranny sewerage scheme extension to Murreveagh have been for approved for serviced land initiative funding in my Department's water services investment programme 2004-2006 at estimated costs of €100,000 and €300,000, to provide services for 37 and 71 residential sites, respectively. The advancement of these schemes to construction stage is now a matter for Mayo County Council.

Enda Kenny

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637 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Ballyglass sewerage scheme, Claremorris, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28969/04]

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Enda Kenny

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638 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Claremorris sewerage scheme, stage two, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28970/04]

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Enda Kenny

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639 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Roundfort sewerage scheme, Ballinrobe, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28972/04]

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Enda Kenny

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647 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Urluar sewerage scheme, Kilkelly, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28982/04]

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Enda Kenny

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654 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Knockmore sewerage scheme, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28992/04]

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Enda Kenny

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655 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Killasser sewerage scheme, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28993/04]

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Enda Kenny

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656 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Straide sewerage scheme, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28995/04]

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Enda Kenny

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657 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Midfield sewerage scheme, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28996/04]

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Enda Kenny

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658 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Roosky sewerage scheme, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28997/04]

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Enda Kenny

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659 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Carracastle sewerage scheme, Ballina, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28998/04]

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Enda Kenny

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660 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Parke sewerage scheme, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29000/04]

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I propose to take Questions Nos. 637 to 639, inclusive, 647, 654 to 660, inclusive, together.

These schemes were categorised as post-2007 requirements in the list of water services schemes submitted by Mayo County Council in response to my Department's request to local authorities in 2003 to produce updated assessments of the needs for capital works in their areas and to prioritise their proposals on the basis of the assessments. In light of the timescale envisaged for the schemes by the council, it would have been premature to consider them for inclusion in the 2004-06 programme. They will, however, be considered for future phases of the water services investment programme in accordance with the council's prevailing priorities at that stage.

Enda Kenny

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640 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Neale sewerage scheme, Ballinrobe, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28973/04]

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Enda Kenny

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652 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Ballyheane sewerage scheme, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28990/04]

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Enda Kenny

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653 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Crossboyne sewerage scheme, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28991/04]

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Michael Ring

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673 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position with regard to a sewerage scheme extension (details supplied) in County Mayo. [29232/04]

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I propose to take Questions Nos. 640, 652, 653 and 673 together.

The Neale, Ballyheane and Crossboyne sewerage schemes, together with a number of other schemes, are included in a grouped project that has been approved to advance through planning in my Department's water services investment programme 2004-2006 at an overall estimated cost of €5.95 million.

I approved Mayo County Council's brief for the appointment of consultants to prepare a preliminary report for the project last week. Pending receipt of this by my Department, details of the proposed capacities of the individual schemes may appropriately be sought from Mayo County Council.

Enda Kenny

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641 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Newport sewerage scheme, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28974/04]

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The Newport sewerage scheme has been approved for funding in my Department's water services investment programme 2004-2006, under the rural towns and villages initiative, at an estimated cost of €7.95 million. My Department is awaiting the submission by Mayo County Council of a preliminary report that will, inter alia, indicate the proposed capacity of the scheme.

Enda Kenny

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642 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Kiltimagh sewerage scheme, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28975/04]

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The Kiltimagh sewerage scheme, estimated to cost €13.2 million, is included in my Department's water services investment programme 2004-2006 to commence construction in 2005 with proposed treatment plant capacities of 3,300 population equivalent under stage one and 5,000 population equivalent under stage two. My Department is awaiting submission of Mayo County Council's contract documents for stage one. It is envisaged that stage two will be advanced when additional treatment capacity is required in due course.

Enda Kenny

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643 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Balla sewerage scheme, treatment plant upgrade, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28976/04]

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Enda Kenny

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645 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Louisburgh sewerage scheme, treatment plant upgrade County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28979/04]

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Enda Kenny

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646 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Ballindine sewerage scheme, treatment plant upgrade County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28980/04]

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Enda Kenny

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649 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding approval for the Ballycastle sewerage scheme, treatment plant upgrade, County Mayo, as submitted by Mayo County Council; the estimated cost of the scheme; the capacity of the proposed scheme; the date upon which this proposal was received in his Department; when he expects approval to be forthcoming for the scheme; if any moneys will be made available in 2005 for its provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28984/04]

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I propose to take Questions Nos. 643, 645, 646 and 649 together.

The Balla, Louisburgh, Ballindine and Ballycastle sewerage schemes have all been completed under the serviced land initiative measure of my Department's water services investment programme at costs of €220,000, €250,000, €330,000 and €270,000, respectively. My Department has no further proposals from Mayo County Council in respect of any of these locations.

Question No. 644 answered with QuestionNo. 635.
Question Nos. 645 and 646 answered with Question No. 643.
Question No. 647 answered with QuestionNo. 637.
Question No. 648 answered with QuestionNo. 635.
Question No. 649 answered with QuestionNo. 643.
Question No. 650 answered with QuestionNo. 632.
Question No. 651 answered with QuestionNo. 636.
Questions Nos. 652 and 653 answered with Question No. 640.
Questions Nos. 654 to 660, inclusive, answered with Question No. 637.