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Working Together in Guernsey to Prevent Flooding

In anticipation of high rainfall this winter, Guernsey Water has been working with States Works and Guernsey Roads to clear the Island’s surface water drainage, pipes, culverts and road gullies in known problem areas.

Since June 2014, approximately 35 - 40 tonnes of silt and vegetation have been recovered from 1km of pipes and culverts, using specialist drain clearing and jetting vehicles. Guernsey Water has also been working in conjunction with parish constables to ensure that the Island’s douits are clear by conducting regular inspections.

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.

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