Pumping station refurbishment project underway
Guernsey Water is currently undertaking a series of wastewater pumping station refurbishments across the Island as part of rolling programme of capital investment.
Carl Falla, Capital Delivery Manager at Guernsey Water, said: "We have 66 wastewater pumping stations across the Island, operating as vital pieces of Island infrastructure, safely removing wastewater from areas where gravitational flows are not possible before reaching Belle Greve wastewater centre."
The programme costs Guernsey Water approximately £600,000 annually and generally involves the installation of replacement pumps, valves, pipework and station control panels. The utility advised that customers should not experience any service disruption during refurbishments.
"Existing flows will be over pumped during works, bypassing the stations, and allowing them to be carried out safely. At one of our larger stations, Grandes Rocques, where more substantial work is required, the existing pumps and station will remain in use whilst a new chamber and kiosk are constructed," said Mr Falla.
Mr Falla continued: "These works help us to increase the longevity of the stations themselves, ensuring the continued safe removal of wastewater from Island homes and businesses for the lowest whole life cost. The works also help us to reduce energy consumption and the risk of blockages."
Pumping stations due to be refurbished this year include, Les Nouettes, Barras Lane, Grandes Rocques and Creux Mahie, with four stations refurbished during 2021.