Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (359, 360)

Noel Grealish

Ceist:

435 Mr. Grealish asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government when he envisages that work will be carried out on the Carraroe group sewerage scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3742/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Noel Grealish

Ceist:

437 Mr. Grealish asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government when he envisages work to be carried out on the Carraroe water scheme as the current water supply is being contaminated by affluent from the nearby sewerage scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3748/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 435 and 437 together.

The Costelloe regional water supply scheme, under which it is proposed to provide a new water supply source for Carraroe, and the Carraroe sewerage scheme, are included in my Department's water services investment programme 2003-05, to commence construction in 2005. I approved Galway County Council's proposals to update the preliminary report for the Costelloe regional water supply scheme in April 2003 and I understand that the council hopes to submit the updated report to my Department in the near future. I approved the preliminary report for the Carraroe sewerage scheme in November 2003 and my Department is now awaiting the submission by the council of contract documents for approval.