Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Parliamentary Question No. 381 on Tuesday, 22nd November, 2011

Parliamentary Question No.   381 on Tuesday, 22nd November, 2011

* To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the position regarding the Oughterard waste water treatment plant; his views of the importance of this treatment plant in view of the status attached to Lough Corrib as a special area of conservation and its use as the source of drinking water for Galway city.

– Seán Kyne.



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 Galway. The Oughterard Sewerage Scheme is included in the Programme amongst the list of contracts in the county to start in the period 2010 – 2012.  The inclusion of the scheme in the current Water Services Investment Programme reflects the importance attached to this scheme by my Department.

My Department received Galway County Council’s revised Design Review Report for the Oughterard Sewerage Scheme in late October 2011.  This report is currently being considered in my Department and a reply will issue to Galway County Council as soon as possible.  Once approved by my Department, the Council can then proceed with the preparation of contract documents for the scheme.