Guernsey Water raw water main installation requires traffic lights at Les Banques from 7 to 26 May 2013

May 7th, 2013 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water will be laying a raw water main under Les Banques, St Sampsons from Barker’s Quarry to the grassy area on the coastline.

Traffic lights control traffic flow from Barker's Quarry to the grassy area along Les Banques (click map to expand - ©States of Guernsey)

Traffic lights control traffic flow from Barker’s Quarry to the grassy area along Les Banques (click map to expand – ©States of Guernsey)

This work will necessitate the use of temporary traffic lights on the coast road from 7 May to 26 May 2013.

The main-laying is part of the project to replace the Marais Stream clean water pumping station, which collects raw water from more than 25% of the Island’s total catchment area and is then pumped into the Longue Hougue reservoir for treatment.

The project is necessary because the pumping equipment on site is reaching the end of its useful life, and the station is no longer capable of coping with the increasing flows, which could lead to localised flooding.

A larger retention tank will help the station deal with the large flows.

In addition, the station will also provide stream water to clean the mechanical screens that are being installed at the new Belle Greve Wastewater Treatment Centre nearby.

Director of water services Andrew Redhead said “rebuilding this pumping station is very strategically important to Guernsey Water, as Marais Stream provides so much raw water for us to treat.”

“We appreciate that the temporary traffic lights will cause some inconvenience for the public, but we hope they understand that we are carrying out vital work to help secure our water supply for the future,” he said.

Further information on the traffic management arrangements can be found on the Environment Department’s roadworks website.

 

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