Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (519)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

519. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if the works contract for the Burncourt/Fethard regional water supply scheme has been signed and if not the reason for same; when work will commence in view of the fact that it is approximately six months since the funding for the scheme was approved by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22223/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Since 1 January 2014, Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of water services capital infrastructure. Irish Water has recently published its Proposed Capital Investment Plan for 2014–2016 and this is available on the Irish Water web site, www.water.ie. The further progression of all water services capital projects is now a matter for Irish Water to consider.

Irish Water has confirmed to my Department that it has established a dedicated team to deal with representations and queries from public representatives. The team can be contacted via an email to oireachtasmembers@water.ie or by telephone on 1890 278 278.