Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (415)

Noel Harrington

Question:

415. Deputy Noel Harrington asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will confirm that he has received an application (details supplied) from Cork County Council; the date on which this application will be processed and funding granted for rehabilitating the water mains on an island and the relaying of 12 km of water main in order that an essential road restoration programme can be progressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30158/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Substantial funding towards local authorities’ water conservation programmes is being provided under my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2013. Watermains rehabilitation is a key priority under the Programme which includes the County Cork watermain rehabilitation Programme valued at €23.21 million. My Department has not received a submission from the Council in relation to Cape Clear Island. I understand that the Council are preparing an application in relation to watermains rehabilitation works on Cape Clear Island and that this will be submitted to my Department shortly.