Irish Water earmarks €8.3 million for County
By Brendan Grehan
IRISH Water have budgeted €8.3 million for expenditure in South Dublin County.
The figures come following a question tabled by Councillor William Lavelle at this month’s Lucan Area Committee meeting of South Dublin County Council asking the Chief Executive “to provide a report on all works in the Lucan Electoral Area which have been funded to date by Irish Water since its establishment or are subject to currently-committed funding from Irish Water?”.
The Council replied that the overall Irish Water total budgeted expenditure in the South Dublin County area is €8.3 million. They added that it was not possible currently to give a breakdown for all maintenance expenditure on an electoral area basis.
In relation to capital expenditure the following works to the value of €315,920.51 (incl. VAT) were carried out in the Lucan area since Jan 2014.
These works were carried out on the pumping stations in the area.
A back-up generator replacement was installed at Esker drainage pump station costing €68,043.25. A pump was replaced at the Lucan village draining pump station costing €68,952.24.
The rising main flowmeter at the Lucan village drainage pump station was installed at a cost of €3,813.60. Pumps one and two at the Newcastle Ejector drainage pump station at a cost of €13,689.90.
An additional pump was installed at the Newcastle (Aylmer Road) drainage pump station which costed €30,534.34. Two variable speed drives were replaced on pumps at the Esker Drainage Station costing €32,000.
A Siphon chamber replacement macerator was installed at St Ed’s at a cost of €19,046.55.
The Scada was upgraded at the Tobbermaclugg drainage dump station at a cost of €19,062.33 and a macerator was installed at the same drainage dump station at a cost of €60,444.43.