Kilmallock Sewerage Scheme

To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the position regarding the improvement project of the Kilmallock town, County Limerick sewerage scheme. – Dan Neville.

For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 14th February, 2012.

Ref No: 8204/12

REPLY

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Mr. P. Hogan)

The Water Services Investment Programme 2010 – 2012, a copy of which is available in the Oireachtas Library, provides for the development of a comprehensive range of new water services infrastructure in County Limerick. The Programme includes contracts under construction and to commence to the value of some €29 million in the county during the life of the Programme.

The Kilmallock Sewerage Scheme, wastewater treatment plant (Design Build Operate) contract is included among the contracts to start during the period of the Programme at an estimated cost of €3.4 million. Limerick County Council’s recent request for confirmation that the necessary funding is in place to allow them accept the most economically advantageous tender for the contract is under examination in my Department. A decision will be conveyed to the Council as soon as possible.