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Not long left for stream clearance

Not long left for stream clearance

Sunday 07 June 2020

Not long left for stream clearance

Guernsey people have just another week to make sure douits, streams or any other watercourses on their land are clear ahead of inspections.

By law, they must be maintained each year and any obstructions or vegetation should be removed by Monday 15 June.

This will be checked by the Central Streams Committee.

"We have seen warm and wet weather over the past two months, which means vegetation and other debris can build up in waterways together with an accumulation of silt in stream beds," said General Manager of Guernsey Water, Stephen Langlois.


Pictured: Stephen Langlois from Guernsey Water.

"There could potentially be serious flooding if we experience a heavy downpour and rainwater is unable to drain away.

“We work in partnership with the parishes, who are responsible for ensuring the waterways are properly maintained. Landowners should consult with the douzaine in their own parish so ensure we keep water flowing and reduce any risk of flooding, which could cause road closures.”

For further information and guidance on cleaning streams and douits, click HERE.

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