The author of the commission: As the vice-president said, he has been threatened in the past. However, from the Committee`s point of view, it would of course like to consult and negotiate with the executive or the departments and have their agreement to introduce an amendment. Ms Venning: The task of managing the unreased infrastructure and bringing it up to standard is not the responsibility of Northern Ireland Water. Northern Ireland Water is not funded for this work. Northern Ireland Water works perfectly with the Roads Service, which identifies certain things. First, we identify to the developer what a development should look like. We have fixed all of this to others and we are reaching an agreement with them. We verify that it was built to the standard agreed by the developer in the first place, and we provide them with a list of defects. We are working with these deficiencies and, if none of these measures are successful, we can invoke enforcement action.
The money for rehabilitation comes from borrowing. It therefore does not depend on funding from Northern Ireland Water; Northern Ireland Water is not funded for the renovation. All owners must apply to NI Water for „sewer and facility approval and acceptance“ for each new residential construction and, as part of the process, sign a „161 agreement“ with NI Water, which then withdraws a guarantee or cash loan from the developers. Ms Venning: In the filing as in the presentation, we said that if we had to do everything on those pages, it would cost $8 million. You don`t know what needs to be done until you look at this based on location. So there are 1,233 sites. We may have to spend $300 or $400 on each site to create a series of drawings, which would allow us to adopt the site. Or maybe we have to go to this site and completely replace all the sewers and the pumping station, and that could go up to something — Frank, are you going to step in? One of northern Ireland Water`s requirements is to guarantee a loan guarantee equal to 40% of the estimated cost of sewer replacement in the event of a failure. The value of the loan must be sufficient to cover the costs of the remediation work. I should say that it is mostly appropriate, but there are few that cost more. What could be better? The agreement of section 161 would have greater depth if it were legally known.
We propose that section 32 be subject to a conditional trial, which is why they get bogged down in the planning process. Frank Stewart (Northern Ireland Water): You can divide the non-accepted evolution into four categories. For us, the definition of an unreased evolution is when no final adoption certificate has been issued or released. The four categories in which we rank our unreased developments are as follows. The first is the backlog sites, and there are about 1,200 on our registration system. Overall, they fall under the section 17 process, which was held before April 2007. Some of these pages date back to the early 1990s. A considerable number of these unrestrained sites have been completed, which means that the drainage system has been completed, but the developer has not submitted a formal application for the final adoption of these sewers. It is Northern Ireland Water`s position that these sewers remain privately owned and remain under the responsibility of the developer until the final certificate is released. McNarry: I agree, Frank. What I`m trying to retain is how many they are.
What you know, from what you know, the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) plays a role in one of the problems? With regard to the procedure for the application of Article 161, paragraph 6, in which we have been formally informed of the evolution of the administration, we will trigger the process by issuing a so-called 28-day letter. This questions the developer and his agents about their site closure program. If there is no response, we will continue to inspect the sewers, draw up a list of defects and estimate the cost of repairs. Once this is prepared, we will inform the developer, its agent, successors and bond provider about the estimated costs of the work.