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Guernsey Water urging us to stop flushing ‘unflushables’

Guernsey Water urging us to stop flushing ‘unflushables’

Saturday 19 December 2020

Guernsey Water urging us to stop flushing ‘unflushables’

The utilities latest annual report has highlighted many areas of investment in Guernsey’s waste water network, but there is still work to do.

A campaign has been launched to educate the public on how they can reduce blockages that can lead to flooding.

Guernsey Water dealt with 74 blockages in 2019 compared to 65 in 2018.


Pictured: GW ‘rehabilitated’ 542 metres of sewers in the island in 2019.

“To protect the marine environment we removed 81 tonnes of material from the island’s wastewater using screens at Belle Greve Wastewater Centre,” said GW’s operations manager, Jon Holt.

“This consists mainly of unflushable plastic items such as wet wipes and we continue to communicate with our customers to advise against putting wipes and fats into the sewer network.”

You can read the annual report in full here.

Pictured top: “We have made significant progress in our efforts towards improving the island’s wastewater network,” said Mr Holt.

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