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Guernsey's Reservoirs At 100% Capacity

The recent rainfall has filled the island's 14 reservoirs.

Despite Guernsey's water reserves being 19% lower than normal just two months ago, the recent wet weather has meant the island's reservoirs have reached 100% capacity.

Operations Manager Jon Holt says the downpours have enabled supplies to replenish quickly:

“After November and December were wetter than normal, we have had 61% more than the average rainfall so far this year. During this time streams that had dried up have been restored to full flow.

Our teams have been working hard to collect as much of this water as possible. This enabled us to rapidly recharge our reservoirs over the last two months.

He added that precautions have been taken to handle the dramatic increase in water:

"With so much rain falling, our teams were again working hard for different reasons; to ensure that our drainage network and pumping stations were operating at full capacity and to respond to an increase in calls for cesspit collections”.

Guernsey Water Managing Director Steve Langlois thanks islanders for cutting water usage when necessary last year.

He suggests households should remain conscious of their water use to reduce bills and help protect the environment.

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