Guernsey Water Quality Meets UK/EU Tests

5th June 2019

Guernsey Water has surpassed 2017’s results in its 2018 water quality tests. 99.9 per cent of the 6,741 tests met all UK and EU standards.

Samples were taken from the operational treatment works, three reservoirs, and customers taps where all three key performance targets were reached.

Water Quality Risk Manager, Margaret McGuiness,  has released the following statement:

“Drinking water is vital for public health so we strive to provide water that is safe and good to drink at all times. The achievement of such a high figure is a credit to our staff and their collective expertise, covering all aspects of the science and engineering of the public water supply.”

“There are a small number of occasions where water quality does not meet the high standard we expect and our customers deserve and we will continue to investigate and strive to eliminate these to further improve the quality of Guernsey’s public
drinking water supplies. Safe, clean drinking water is indispensable to the wellbeing of our island. This is ever more important in the face of significant challenges to drinking water supplies from the impacts of climate change on the quality and availability of water resources. It is essential that good quality drinking water, and the investment by Guernsey Water necessary to achieve it, is maintained in the future.”

You can read the full report here.

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