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Mayo county manager Peter Hynes told the July meeting of the council this week that the polluter pays principle is not sustainable at the current time. Mr Hynes was responding to a question from Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway Walsh about the possibility of any major project coming on stream in Mayo, such as the Belmullet sewerage scheme, with the expected reduction in the councils capital budget next year, and the polluter pays principle contribution the council would have to make.
Water charges for businesses in Mayo are set to increase by at least 11 per cent next year, Peter Duggan, head of finance for Mayo County Council, told councillors at the monthly meeting of the local authority. Mr Duggan was seeking approval for the raising of a €6.2 million loan to fund the council’s obligations under the polluter pays principle for three water services schemes in the county. The three schemes in question are Castlebar and environs scheme, which will cost the council €5.5 million, the Achill Sound sewerage scheme, costing €2.2 million, and the Kiltimagh sewerage scheme, which will cost the council €1 million.
The delay in providing much-needed water and sewerage schemes in Mayo due to the Polluter Pays Principle (PPP) could soon be the subject of an investigation by the European Commission following a recent meeting between Labour's Councillor Keith Martin and Labour MEP Proinsias De Rossa.
Mayo county manager Des Mahon has urged the elected members of the Mayo County Council to take up the polluter pays principle as a political issue as the council tries to plan its investment programme for the next year. Mr Paddy Mahon, director of services for water, gave the elected members the list of programmes the council has earmarked as priorities for the council over the coming year. While each project listed is a priority, the big issue was the local contribution that had to be made towards the scheme under the polluter pays principle.