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Rural Water Programme 2006 Evaluation of Progress Block Grants : Allocation / Drawdown Carthage Cusack – Water Services Section.

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1 Rural Water Programme 2006 Evaluation of Progress Block Grants : Allocation / Drawdown Carthage Cusack – Water Services Section

2 Rural Water Programme 2006 Categories / Measures Total Allocated €133m Measure€m 1.DBOs C to P Main Takeover by LA New and Upgrade Small Schemes19.83

3 Drawdown as of 7 th June 2006 Total : €17.629m or % Measure€m 1.DBOs C to P Main Takeover by LA New and Upgrade Small Schemes19.83 €m %

4 2006 Drawdown Criteria Measure 1.DBOs incl Adv DBO Works Expenditure only basis 2.Cnct to Pub Main2 Tranches 3.Takeover by LA2 Tranches 4.New and Upgrade2 Tranches 5.Small Schemes2 Tranches

5 Connecting to Public Main Takeover by local authority The allocation for these measures was made on the basis of : Water quality deficient schemes > 50 persons 1. Decommissioning private source and connecting to public main 1.Taking the deficient scheme into public charge. Necessary/critical upgrading works only

6 Group Water Schemes New and Upgrade Proposals Focus on Group Water Schemes > 50 persons 1.Upgrading of quality deficient schemes 2.Extensions to existing schemes and provision of New schemes

7 Small Public Water and Sewerage Schemes Funding is provided for Capital Projects ONLY Works / Schemes : should compliment existing rural water measures should be actual Schemes not regular maintenance works

8 National Development Plan & Regional Operational Programmes National Development Plan & Regional Operational Programmes Regions : Border Midland and Western Southern and Eastern Region

9 Border Midland and Western Region Local Authorities have been visited / audited by Regional Assembly staff Follow–up Audits now being scheduled Letters have issued to County Managers

10 Southern and Eastern Region Commission Systems Audit to take place 19 th – 23 rd June, 2006 Rural Water Measure - 21 st June, 2006 Project(s) selected likely to be audited in July 24 th – 28 th July, 2006.

11 Audit Requirements : Have Files ready for Audit ERDF eligible complies with Publicity requirements etc Basic File should include : Survey Sheet GW 41 Group Membership Forms Ads for contractors etc ( copy) Tenders Recd Estimate of Cost

12 Appointment of Contractor Grant entitlement calculation Notification of Grant approved Certificates of Work Done Payment certification and issue to group/contractor Payment notification Final Account Final Membership Copies of B1s - associated payment schedules - relevant Adjustment Scherdules. - Agresso system printouts in relation to paynments made

13 Drawdown Criteria NDP / ERDF reports on Expenditure must be up to date NO REPORTS - NO MONEY

14 NDP / ERDF REPORTS Q : Get them in NOW SPECIAL REQUEST For South Tipperary - Outstanding reports for Qtrs 3 and

15 We know “ it’s a pain “ but it is necessary Your continued co-operation is appreciated Thank You We know “ it’s a pain “ but it is necessary Your continued co-operation is appreciated Thank You

16 Projected Drawdown 2006 All counties responded - some savings indicated ( 7 counties ) - additional funds required ( 5 counties - €6.4m )

17 Savings if Any !! Re-distributed to Councils on Priority Measures bringing into compliance quality deficient group water schemes where expenditure has been incurred,


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