Vauvert, St Peter Port road closure during 2012 summer holidays

June 3rd, 2012 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water will continue its project to install a new surface water sewer in Vauvert, St Peter Port as part of its strategic separation of surface and foul water sewers.

The project, which will commence on 23 July 2012 and will require the closure of the upper part of Vauvert for six weeks during the school summer holidays, will be carried out by local contractors Geomarine.

This is the second phase of the project which started during the summer holidays of 2011.

Road excavation will pick up from where last year’s phase ended, near the Vauvert – New Place junction.

Geomarine will continue to install the surface water sewer up the Vauvert hill as far as possible in the six-week window provided by the summer holidays, ending on 4 September 2012.

The strategic separation of foul and surface water pipework is vital to the future of the wastewater infrastructure. Apart from the risk of flooding, having combined flows means that costs are incurred through having to pump the surface water along with the foul water flow. Also, it is necessary to separate the flows in order for the foul water to be treated appropriately at Belle Greve.

Andrew Redhead, Director of water services, added “we are carrying out these works in the school summer holidays to minimise the inconvenience to the public that roadworks inevitably bring. Our contractors will often be working six-day weeks in order to complete the project as quickly as possible. We are aware that the area is congested with services, so it will be a challenging project.”

In addition to the above, Guernsey Water would like to remind customers that the ‘sewage treatment investigation’ portion of the wastewater charge ceased to be charged from the end of March 2012, although some customers may still see it collected on their bill due to the way Guernsey Water’s billing cycle works.

This will save customers around £50 per year, although customers are asked to note that the rest of the wastewater charge will continue to be charged.

Please visit the Environment Department road closure website for updated information on this road closure.

Please visit Guernsey wastewater for further information about these matters.

 

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