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News Centre > Friday 24 May 2019

Stream clean reminder

Streams clearance reminder

Guernsey Water is reminding islanders who have streams, douits and other watercourses on their land that they must be cleared of vegetation, silt and other obstructions by 15 June 2019 as required by law.

Jon Holt, Operations Manager at Guernsey Water, said: "It's important that all waterways are cleared of debris to ensure the Island's streams remain free flowing, reducing the risk of flooding as well as ensuring we are able to effectively capture water to top up the Island's vital water supplies."

The utility works in partnership with the Parish Douzaines who are responsible for ensuring that the waterways in each of their areas of the island are maintained.

"The inspections carried out by the Parish Douzaines twice annually is something we really appreciate, although their inspections often go unseen, they continue to benefit the Island community as a whole" said Mr Holt.

For more advice on the law (Section 6 (4) of the Loi Relative aux Douits 1936) contact a member of your local Parish Stream Committee or the Streams Inspector at Guernsey Water.

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