Jersey Water has recently completed an extension of their water mains network in St Peter. The Company invested a total of £380,000 and approximately 3,498-man hours into the project which was instigated by customers in the affected PFAS catchment (north of the Airport) requesting for the mains network to be extended into their area.
A total of 1442 meters of new main was laid, enabling 45 properties previously on borehole water to access safe high quality mains drinking water. The new main made from high density polyethylene will have a lifespan of fifty plus years. For speed of supply and convenience, the main was laid in sections allowing customers to connect to the supply whilst the work was continuing.
The project was a huge success and a culmination of months of hard work which continued throughout the pandemic and whatever the weather, to be delivered on time and within budget. It involved employees from many different areas of the business working together to ensure customers’ needs were at the heart of the activity.
Paul Batho, Network Manager of Jersey Water said “I am immensely proud of our people who surpassed themselves in showing what true team-spirit, hard work and a positive customer-focused ethic can achieve. As a Company we aim to ensure all of our customers experience a high standard of service and the successful completion of this project is testament to that.”