Tag Archive for 'sewage'

Final phase of the Belle Greve Wastewater programme underway

May 1st, 2015 by Guernsey Water

As part of the final phase of Guernsey Water’s upgrade of the island’s wastewater facilities, over two and a half miles of pipe in nine sections are making their journey from Norway, Pipelife Norway AS manufactured the purpose-built, high density polyethylene pipes in Stathelle on a fjord, where the pipes are stored temporarily in preparation […]

Road closures due to wastewater project in Route de Longfrie area

September 4th, 2014 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water advises island residents that the next phase of its wastewater network extension programme will begin in the Route du Longfrie area of St Pierre du Bois from 29 September 2014. The project to extend the main sewer will incorporate a number of roads in the area, and will take approximately 10 months to […]

Rohais emergency closure from 6 pm on 27 December for a few hours

December 27th, 2013 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water is closing the Rohais on the evening of 27 December 2013 from 6 pm due to a sewer blockage near the junction with Courtil St Jacques. The work, which is expected to take no more than a few hours, will involve the jetting of the sewer in order to clear it out and […]

Using bacteria to recover dwindling phosphate resource from sewage

March 30th, 2012 by Society for General Microbiology

Bacteria could be exploited to recapture dwindling phosphate reserves from wastewater according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Dublin in late March 2012. Phosphorus – in the form of phosphate – is essential for all living things as a component of DNA and RNA and its role in cellular […]

Guernsey’s sewage treatment investigation charge to be dropped

March 15th, 2012 by Guernsey Water

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department has decided that the portion of the Wastewater Charge assigned to investigating sewage treatment options will be removed from the overall charge with effect from the 31 March 2012. The charge, which was originally set at £50 per household per year, was used to fund the study carried […]

Many pharmaceutical products survive sewage treatment intact

January 22nd, 2012 by Umea University

High levels of the anti-inflammatory substance diclofenac are released from wastewater plants, according to a study from IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Umeå University that was commissioned by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. “This is a wake-up call that this substance and several other pharmaceuticals are so difficult to break down,” said Jan Christiansson, […]

Guernsey public presentation on PSD sewage proposal at Beau Sejour on 12 January 2012

January 9th, 2012 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Guernsey’s Public Services Department invites the Guernsey public to a presentation on sewage treatment and Guernsey’s marine environment at 7 pm on Thursday 12 January 2012 at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre theatre. This subject will be debated by the States of Guernsey later this month. Intertek-Metoc studied the impact of Guernsey’s sewage on the marine […]

Model predicts environmental effect of pharmaceutical products

August 25th, 2011 by SINC

Most synthetic chemical products used in consumer goods end up unchanged in the environment. Given the risks this could pose for the environment and human health, researchers from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) have developed a new tool to effectively predict what will happen to current and future pharmaceutical products.

Delft University of Technology wins grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to reinvent toilet

July 26th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, the Netherlands) a grant to ‘Reinvent the toilet’. The aim of this project is to develop new technology for processing human waste without links to water, energy, or sewer lines, and at costs affordable to the poor in developing countries. The […]

Running a car on the energy flushed down the toilet

November 9th, 2010 by Wessex Water

Engineers have come up with a way of running vehicles in the UK on poo-power. The Bio-Bug is believed to be the UK’s first VW Beetle that runs on methane gas generated from human waste. Waste flushed down the toilets of just 70 homes is enough to power the Bio-Bug for year, based on an […]