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Please Keep Streams and Drains Clear of Hedge Cuttings

Guernsey Water is reminding customers to ensure that any streams, drains or culverts on their property must be kept clear of hedge cuttings and rubbish in order to prevent localised flooding during periods of heavy rain.

This is particularly relevant during the hedge cutting times of the year as set by the parish constables (usually the first fifteen days of June and the last fifteen days of September), and it is important that customers understand that they are obliged to prevent the blocking of the surface water infrastructure on their property.

Flooding from Heavy Rainfall

Guernsey Water staff and States Works are working together to get pumping stations operating in order to clear some of the surface water that has caused widespread flooding in the Island.

The stations can divert water to sea, and the intention is to take advantage of the current low tide to get rid of excess water.

Customers are advised to contact the Fire & Rescue Service if flood water has entered their property, or is on the verge of doing so.

Be Careful What You Put Down the Drain!

Guernsey Water is advising people to be careful what they put down the drain in order to avoid sewer blockages which could lead to sewage flooding.

An information flyer has been put together (click here) which demonstrates the problems that blocked sewers can cause, and advises what can safely be put down the drain.

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