This Sunday (10th September 2006 ) offers Islanders the rare chance to explore the technology that is keeping Jersey hydrated during this exceptionally dry summer.
As part of the Heritage Open Days organised by the National Trust for Jersey, Jersey Water’s desalination plant at La Rosière, Corbiere will be open to the public from 10am until 4pm.
Howard Snowden, Managing Director & Engineer at Jersey Water, said: “We are delighted to be able to open the Desalination Plant up in support of Heritage Open Days. This year’s opportunity will be especially interesting for visitors as the Plant is fully operational. Islanders will be able to see at first hand how it adds 6 million litres per day to Jersey’s water supply.”
There is more information about what is on show at www.jerseywater.je and directions to the Plant will be signposted on the day.
Notes to Editors
Media visits to the plant before Sunday’s open day may be available by appointment.
Please contact Howard Snowden on Tel: 707300 for more details.
|•||Jersey Water built the first desalination plant in the British Isles in 1970. The current plant, still the only one, opened in 1999|
|•||The plant uses a Reverse Osmosis (RO) process, which is basically a high-pressure
|•||The resulting fresh water is pumped into Val de la Mare Reservoir|
|•||This year the plant has been running for 2 weeks and produces 6 million litres of fresh
water per day – costing around £2,000 per day to run
|•||The plant has produced 9% of the total water consumption for the month of August.|