Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (94)

Joan Collins

Question:

94. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the funding provided for waste water treatment plants outside urban centres of more than 500 population since 1992 and the funding provided for the construction of sewer networks, long sea outfalls and other sewage infrastructure outside urban centres of more than 500 population since 1992. [12781/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The Water Services Investment Programme (WSIP) is a multi-annual investment plan for the provision of major water and sewerage schemes. The current plan, Water Services Investment Programme 2010 – 2013, is available in the Oireachtas library, and sets out the plans for investment in, inter alia, major wastewater projects. These projects are generally in respect of works in agglomerations of in excess of 500 p.e. Funding for smaller schemes is provided under my Department’s Rural Water Programme.

I will circulate with the Official Report a tabular statement setting out expenditure under the WSIP since 1992 on wastewater infrastructure, including wastewater treatment plants, construction of sewer networks, long sea outfalls and other sewage infrastructure.

Year

WSIP Spend

Wastewater

 

 

€m

€m

%

1992 *

92

n/a

 

1993 *

147

n/a

 

1994

118

77

65%

1995

125

61

49%

1996

140

70

50%

1997

181

120

66%

1998

206

139

67%

1999

317

244

77%

2000

380

295

78%

2001

453

376

83%

2002

435

351

81%

2003

375

287

77%

2004

314

231

74%

2005

299

209

70%

2006

335

239

71%

2007

367

246

67%

2008

391

240

61%

2009

412

255

62%

2010

407

285

70%

2011

350

220

63%

2012

268

148

55%

*Details of the split in expenditure on Wastewater and Water Supply is not available for 1992 and 1993.