Written Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Ned O'Keeffe

Ceist:

381 Mr. N. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government the reason for the delay in implementing a sewerage and draining scheme development (details supplied) in County Cork. [27850/01]

This scheme has been approved for funding under the rural towns and villages initiative. In July 2001, I approved Cork County Council's proposal for the appointment of a client's representative to advance the procurement of the wastewater treatment plant by way of a grouped sewerage scheme that also involves the Kilbrin and Doneraile schemes. It is now a matter for the council to prepare the tender documents. A design brief is awaited from the council for the appointment of a consultant for the collection system element of the scheme.

Brian O'Shea

Ceist:

382 Mr. O'Shea asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government his plans to provide a new sewerage system at Dunmore East, County Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27908/01]

I understand that the preliminary report being prepared by Waterford County Council for the Ardmore and Tallow sewerage schemes, which have been approved for funding under the rural towns and villages initiative as a grouped design/build/operate project, will also address the requirements of five other towns and villages in County Waterford, including Dunmore East. The overall scope of the project will be further considered by my Department on receipt of the preliminary report and in the context of the next phase of the water services investment programme 2000-2002.

Brian O'Shea

Ceist:

383 Mr. O'Shea asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government the position regarding the proposed new sewerage scheme for Cheekpoint, County Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27909/01]

This scheme has been approved for funding under the rural towns and villages initiative. I understand that contract documents for the scheme will be submitted to my Department for approval by Waterford County Council as soon as the council has agreed the terms of the foreshore licence with the Department of the Marine and Natural Resources.