Sewage is pumped into road near bay

A BORDEAUX resident could face prosecution after they pumped raw sewage from their cesspit into the road, it has emerged.

On Wednesday night a resident of Rocques Barees reportedly emptied their overflowing septic tank onto the road, letting the sewage flow down the remainder of the road before going down the drain that leads directly to Bordeuax Harbour.
A resident of Rocques Barees reportedly emptied their overflowing septic tank onto the road, letting the sewage flow down the remainder of the road before going down the drain that leads directly to Bordeaux Harbour.

A BORDEAUX resident could face prosecution after they pumped raw sewage from their cesspit into the road, it has emerged.

Neighbours yesterday labelled the incident, which happened at Les Rocques Barrees Road, as disgusting, saying the perpetrator should be held accountable.

Guernsey Police and Environmental Health confirmed that they were investigating the matter.

Although drinking water has not been affected, Environmental Health said it and Guernsey Water would continue to monitor local ground and seawater.

‘Obviously, the contents of cesspits include human excrement and discharges from baths and showers so it will have bacterial contamination as well as some mild detergents that are used in the home,’ said director of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation Val Cameron.

Comments for: "Sewage is pumped into road near bay "

Island Wide Voting

COULD face prosecution!

Why isn't the dirty sod already on remand awaiting trial?

PS Wasn't you Martino .. was it?

Martino

Certainly not!

Island Wide Voting

Phew.I was worried there for a full 36 hours!

expat

Well i think the water board are doing the same, if every body went down this road they would soon bring in treatment plant,you only have to look at st saviours tunnels all the water from the grave yard runs down to the tunnels then on to the reservoir there is many pits that leak around the islands.i say good on you but i wish you had pumped it in to frossard house.

Ed

You can't argue that they're not an ignoramus or parish-pump !

Seriously though, it would be a fitting penalty to have this person to clean up their own muck- both the degrading nature of this method of penalisation and the opprobrium that the perpetrator acquires will, hopefully, act as a disincentive to others

pyer

Ray

The 'could' bit is just lawyers hedging their bets

Don,

Mr Christian - do your duty!!!!

Jo

Maybe you need to know the true facts before anyone can comment

It was WATER being pumped out from a flooded garden, not Sewage!

If the witness who reported this had just asked the owner he would have told her this in the first place!

There was no smell, no sewage, just water!

Look forward to next weeks sensational headlines....local puts 3 bin sacks out on bin night!!

walrus

Sorry, you're the only person contradicting this story. All media is saying otherwise. Not looking good now is it?

Jo

What...all media?

You mean just the Press?

The same Press that didn't bother to go to the house owner to actually ask him what happened?

They could have seen first hand the flooded water in the garden!

No, of course not, too much effort.

Let's just go round all the neighbours in that road and get their opinion instead.

Then, I know, let's put it on the front page of the press.

So I take it that's not one sided then?

CSR

Jo, I tend to agree with you on this one; if the reporter didn't verify their facts before going to print and subsequently the 'story' is found to be wrong, then the GP certainly owes the property owner a public apology (front page, not buried somewhere amongst the court reports.

If however the report is accurate, then I guess the property owner will have some explaining to do.

In this instance certainly it seems like trial by media/public forum.

Adam

This way it was pumped on to a road then in to the sea. Otherwise it could have been pumped directly into the sea..............................

ChrisM

A more direct route to the sea by short cutting the yellow cart and saving the environment by saving all that fuel that the cart would use!

OK that WAS NOT funny was it - Very sorry !

Island Wide Voting

Now that almost a week has passed since this alleged incident you would think that the Director of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation would have seen fit to put the neighbourhood residents' minds at rest (or otherwise)by announcing the results of their preliminary investigation

Perhaps the Press should follow up on the original story

CSR

'Perhaps the Press should follow up on the original story'

Unless there is someone to pin the blame on, my bet would be that having stirred things up, the story will never see the light of day again... unless they have proof of wrongdoing. Unfortunately though, the householder (although not directly identified) who has been publicly vilified, will not receive any apology equitable to the original headline.

I bet the 'no comment due to ongoing investigation' card gets played next!