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Water services national training group and national federation of group water schemes

Water Services National Training Group and National Federation of Group Water Schemes

7th Annual Rural Water Services Conference

18th September 2008


Overview of rural water programme

Overview of Rural Water Programme

Barry Deane

National Federation of

Group Water Schemes


Topics covered

Topics Covered

  • Evolution Rural Water Programme (RWP)

  • Overview of the RWP

  • Recent Developments in RWP


Evolution of the rural water sector

Evolution of the Rural Water Sector

  • External Pressures

    • ECJ Judgement

      • Periodic Reviews

      • Urgency for Interim Measures

    • EPA

      • Focus on Water Quality

      • Legislative/Regulatory Change

  • Internal Pressures

    • Community Expectation

    • Group Scheme Lobby


Overview of rwp

Overview of RWP

Where are we

18th September 2008?


Main funding options

Main Funding Options

  • Design Build and Operate (DBO)

  • Connection to the Public Mains (PM)

  • Takeover by the Local Authority


South leinster

South Leinster

  • Carlow County Council

  • 6 Counties

    • Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow

    • Carlow as the Lead Authority

    • T. J. O’Connor & Associates

    • Design Review Reports

    • Consultation


South leinster1

South Leinster

  • Solutions Currently Being Implemented:

    • DBO - 21 GWS

      • 18 GWS following Amalgamations

      • 12 Plants now Operational

    • Connecting to Public Mains - 2 GWS

    • Taken in Charge - 29 GWS

      • 11 to be completed

    • Additional Minor Upgrades


North leinster

North Leinster

  • Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, & Westmeath

    • Small GWS numbers (35 GWS)

    • GWS Mainly Compliant

    • Where Non-Compliant GWS Identified

      • Solutions agreed locally between L.A. & GWS

        • Upgrade

        • Takeover

        • Connection to public mains

      • Kiltale GWS part of South West Cavan DBO


Munster

Munster

  • Clare

    • 4 GWS in DBO (3,300 houses)

    • 3 GWS Connecting to PM

    • Other minor upgrades in progress

  • Cork

    • 22 GWS - Upgrades Complete/In Progress

    • 12 GWS - Connecting to the PM or Taken in Charge

  • Kerry

    • 5 GWS Upgrades Complete

    • 7 GWS being Taken in Charge


Munster1

Munster

  • Limerick

    • 18 GWS DBO (2,655 houses)

    • 12 GWS being Taken in Charge

    • Some Minor Upgrades Ongoing

  • Tipperary

    • 26 GWS – Upgrades Complete

    • 4 GWS – Being Taken in Charge

  • Waterford

    • 2 GWS – Minor Upgrades In Progress

    • 2 GWS – Connecting to PM or Taken in Charge


Ulster

Ulster

  • Cavan

    • Annagh GWS – Amalg of 2 GWS (700 houses)

    • East Cavan - 10 GWS (3,961 houses)

    • West Cavan - 9 GWS (1,617 houses)

    • South West Cavan - 5 GWS (1,918 houses)

  • Monaghan

    • DBO 10 GWS (5,280 houses)

  • Donegal

    • 3 GWS Upgrading

    • 24 GWS Connecting to PM or Being Taken in Charge


Connaught

Connaught

  • Galway

    • Glynsk/Creggs DBO - 3 GWS (398 houses)

      • Amalgamating with 2 GWS

      • Interconnecting Mains Complete

    • DBO Bundle 1

      • 16 GWS (2,950 houses)

      • All Schemes have treated water since Aug 07

      • Officially opened Feb ‘08

      • Drinking Water Quality Improved


Connaught1

Connaught

  • DBO Bundle 2 - 37 GWS, (3,387 houses)

    • 16 GWS Following 9 Amalgamations (31 GWS)

    • Advance Works well under way

    • Interconnecting mains commenced on Cappataggle GWS (9 GWS) Sept ‘07

    • Project Re-tendered and due back Jan 2008

  • 39 GWS Connecting to the PM or being Taking in Charge


Connaught2

Connaught

  • Mayo

    • DBO 1

      • 21 GWS, 14 following 4 amalg. (3,530 houses)

      • Construction Almost Complete

    • DBO 2

      • 18 GWS, 9 following amalg (2,874 houses)

      • Advance Works Ongoing

    • 44 GWS Connecting to the PM/Taken in Charge


Connaught3

Connaught

  • Roscommon

    • Polecats Springs DBO (385 houses)

    • DBO Bundle - 24 GWS (1730 houses)

      • 8 GWS Following Amalgamations

      • 3 amalgamations successfully completed (20 GWS)

      • Advanced Works to commence shortly

      • Project Re-tendered and due back Jan 2009

  • Leitrim

    • 3 GWS included in Roscommon DBO Bundle

    • 24 GWS Connected to the PM/Taken in Charge

  • Sligo

    • 2 DBO Bundles - 12 GWS (1,292 houses)


Summary of upgrade strategy

Summary of Upgrade Strategy

  • Design Build & Operate Projects

  • GWS Connecting to Public Mains

  • GWS Taken in Charge by L. A


Recent developments in the rwp

Recent Developments in the RWP


Subsidy review

Subsidy Review

  • Last Reviewed in 2000

  • Many Developments in Sector Since then

    • Provision of Quality Drinking Water through DBO/O&M Bundle Projects

  • Formal Submission on Review November 2006

  • Many Negotiation Meetings Subsequently

  • DEHLG Submission to Finance April 2008

  • Minister Press Release 11 June 2008

  • NFGWS Development Staff Currently Meeting with Schemes


Developments in training

Developments in Training

  • Water Services National Training Group

    • Operational Training

      • Water Quality

      • Distribution Network Maintenance

      • Water Conservation

  • NFGWS Tullamore Office

    • New Training Co-ordinators

      • Barry Deane & Joe Gallagher


Developments in training1

Developments in Training

  • Management Training Course

    • 100 GWS (25,359 houses)

  • Quality Assurance System

    • 45 GWS (16,213 houses)

  • Performance Management System

    • All operational DBO Bundles

  • New Training Programme:

    “Reducing Daily Water Demand on GWS

    – An Introductory Course”


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • RWP Moving Forward

    • DBO Projects well advanced

    • Planned Takeovers now Priority

  • Developments

    • New Subsidy Welcome

    • Training

      • Reducing Daily Water Demand

      • Quality Assurance System


Water services national training group and national federation of group water schemes1

Water Services National Training Group and National Federation of Group Water Schemes

7th Annual Rural Water Services Conference

18th September 2008


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