Sewage spillage events (FOI)
Sewage spillage events (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 15 July 2021.
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How many sewage spillage events have been recorded in Jersey from 2018 to the present date?
Please list each explaining where it was recorded, when, and what remedial / repercussive action was taken.
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The wastewater system is designed to spill on heavy rainfall events where combined sewers get overloaded. When this occurs the spills are significantly diluted. All sewer systems are designed to do this in extreme events.
All the incidences of over spills were reported to the Environmental Regulator in accordance with the conditions of the relevant Discharge permit.