Stream clean reminder
It's that time of year again! Guernsey Water would like to remind islanders who have streams, douits and other watercourses on their land that Guernsey law requires that they must be cleared of vegetation, silt and other obstructions by 30 September 2019.
This notice affects all streams and tributaries which discharge into the following:
1.Grand Havre Bay through the Vale Pond and at Rousse
2. Bellegreve Bay through the Tonnelle d'Orgueil
3. The public sewer at La Charroterie, St Peter Port
4. La Biloterie and La Maladerie
5. Perelle Bay (Bas Marais)
6. Vazon Bay through the Jean Thomas Outfall
7. Long Port (Cobo) and onto the beach at Cobo, west of the junction of Cobo Road with the coast road.
8. Rocquaine Bay
9. La Grande Mare
10. La Lague, St Peter's
11. Rue Mahaut, St Saviour's
12. La Croix Martin
13. Petit Bot Bay
Guernsey Water 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.
Jon Holt, Operations Manager at Guernsey Water said: "It is 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 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 and we thank everyone for their continued cooperation."
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.