Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (324)

Alan Dillon

Ceist:

324. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the minor flooding relief schemes received from Mayo County Council in 2018, 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26538/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

Local flooding issues are a matter, in the first instance, for each Local Authority to investigate and address. Local authorities may carry out flood mitigation works using its own resources or apply under the OPW’s Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme, which makes funds available to Local Authorities to undertake minor flood mitigation works or studies to address localised flooding problems within their administrative areas.  The eligibility criteria of this scheme, including a requirement that any measures are cost beneficial, are published on the OPW website www.gov.ie/opw It is open to the Council to submit a funding application for flood mitigation works under the Scheme.  Any application received will be considered in accordance with the scheme's eligibility criteria and the overall availability of resources for flood risk management.  

Please see below in tabular form all applications received from Mayo County Council under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme in 2018 and to date in 2020 and the status of each as provided by the Council.

Local Authority

Applications Submitted- Project   Location

Project Details

Approved Funding

Status

Mayo County Council

 

 

 

 

2018

Neale-Cross

A prefeasibility study, stage 1 feasibility study, preferred option identification & surveys

€151,635

Expected to be completed early 2021

2019

Carrowholly                            (coastal)

Addition of   embankments to the existing flood defences Associated works

€358,787

Expected to be completed - 2021 (delay due to Covid)

 

Creggaunbaun,                    Louisburg

Provide embankment   around dwelling house & sheds with non-return valves on drainage outlets

€28,333

Expected to be completed by   end October 2020

2020

Kilmurray National   School, Crossmolina

Replace existing   riverside wall with reinforced concrete wall to specified height, and provide   pump sump

€20,000

Expected to be completed by   mid October 2020

 

Crossmolina

Provide two pump   sumps to utilise when river levels are elevated and flooding is occurring

€8,190

Expected to be completed by   mid October 2020

 

Bohola Village

Replacement of   existing steam culvert, installation of a field drainage culvert, maintenance/river cleaning & associated works

€58,666

Expected to be completed by   mid October 2020

 

Cloondaff,                                   Glenhest

Vegetation clearance & wall repairs

€6,660

Expected to be completed by   mid November 2020