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Water reserves at 100% after dry summer

Water reserves at 100% after dry summer

Thursday 19 January 2023

Water reserves at 100% after dry summer

Thursday 19 January 2023

Guernsey Water says its reserves across the island have been fully replenished following an abnormally wet start to the year.

Reserves had been 19% lower than average at the start of November after Guernsey's hottest ever year, but yesterday all 14 reservoirs were at full capacity.

Jon Holt, Operations Manager at Guernsey Water, said the island has experienced “61% more than the average rainfall so far this year. During this time streams that had dried up have been restored to full flow. 

Our teams have been working hard to collect as much of this water as possible. This enabled us to rapidly recharge our reservoirs over the last two months.

He added that teams were working to ensure draining and pumping systems were operating correctly and were also responded to increase demand for cesspit collections.

Steve Langlois, Managing Director at Guernsey Water thanked islanders for using water wisely last year following requests to do so.

I would like to thank everyone that saved water for playing their part in helping us to manage our reserves. The reductions we have seen have really helped and are an important part of drought management.”

Guernsey Water continues to advise customers to remain conscious of their water use despite the replenishing to cut bills and help the environment. 


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