Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (324)

Alan Dillon


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


Mayo County Council







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


Expected to be completed early 2021


Carrowholly                            (coastal)

Addition of   embankments to the existing flood defences Associated works


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


Creggaunbaun,                    Louisburg

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


Expected to be completed by   end October 2020


Kilmurray National   School, Crossmolina

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


Expected to be completed by   mid October 2020



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


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


Expected to be completed by   mid October 2020


Cloondaff,                                   Glenhest

Vegetation clearance & wall repairs


Expected to be completed by   mid November 2020