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Weighbridge roundabout traffic to be reduced to one lane early in New Year for essential drainage works

November 16th, 2013 by Guernsey Water

The taxi rank at the foot of Le Truchot and the Weighbridge roundabout beyond where Guernsey Water will work in January 2013 to alleviate future surface water flooding (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The taxi rank at the foot of Le Truchot and the Weighbridge roundabout beyond where Guernsey Water will work in January 2014 to alleviate future surface water flooding (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Guernsey Water will be carrying out vital works to alleviate surface water flooding around Le Truchot, St Peter Port, from mid-January 2014.

The work, to be carried out by contractors Geomarine, will involve installing a new surface water sewer from the bottom of Le Truchot to connect to an existing sewer under the Weighbridge roundabout.

The project is a highly important one for Guernsey Water and St Peter Port, as it will reduce the risk of foul water flooding that was experienced by four commercial properties in the area back in September 2012 after a spell of heavy rainfall. Continue reading

Guernsey Water offers advice to waste less water and reduce bills

July 25th, 2013 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water headquarters and St Andrew's reservoir (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Brickfield House, Guernsey Water headquarters, at the St Andrew’s storage reservoir on 23 June 2013 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Guernsey Water encourages customers to be mindful of their water usage habits during this hot and dry weather, and to think about reducing wastage wherever possible.

The latest water storage figures show that Guernsey’s reserves are still in a healthy state, but the utility are aware that prolonged dry weather spells can put pressure on reserves.

Andrew Redhead, director of water services said “at Guernsey Water we are always encouraging customers to be sensible with their water usage, especially in these summer months were there has been a lot less rainfall and the temperatures have been very high.”

“We recommend simple, cost-effective changes to water usage habits, which once combined, can make a real difference to the amount of water used by customers,” he said.

“Customers who have a water meter fitted to their supply generally reduce their water consumption by between 12 to 15%, so this is still the most effective way of saving water and reducing your bill,” Mr Redhead said.

Guernsey Water has a wealth of water saving tips and advice on its website.