Work has to be done, say quarry neighbours

PEOPLE living near Barker’s Quarry were given reassurances last night about the impact of a major construction project aimed at improving water collection.

John Gill, who lives in Rue de la Carriere, was among those to attend yesterday evening’s information drop-in. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1293471)
John Gill, who lives in Rue de la Carriere, was among those to attend yesterday evening’s information drop-in. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1293471)

PEOPLE living near Barker’s Quarry were given reassurances last night about the impact of a major construction project aimed at improving water collection.

Contractor Geomarine, on behalf of Guernsey Water, will be carrying out the work as the tank, which collects water from the Marais and La Vrangue streams, is considered too small.

They will build a larger tank to join the existing one and install extra and bigger pumps so more water can be sent to the Longue Hougue Reservoir.

Work on the project begins on Monday, but people living nearby were yesterday given the chance to find out more and raise any concerns at a public drop-in session.