18 March 2010
The Transport and Technical Services Department (TTS) has been awarded £580,000 from the fiscal stimulus fund to complete work to replace some of the existing foul sewage pumping mains serving the Rozel area.
The existing mains were installed in the early 1980s. The material which was used to construct the pipes is now known to be susceptible to failure. TTS has a programme of replacing these pipes with a more durable material as there have been several failures around the Island. Fiscal stimulus funds will be used to replace 3 sections of Rozel’s pumping mains, totalling approximately 1100m.
Project manager, Andy Downie, said “Rozel beach and harbour are much valued tourist attractions and any pollution from a failed foul sewage rising main must be avoided. There have been several failures of this type of main in the past few years, notably at Le Bourg which has since been upgraded. This scheme continues the Department’s programme of works to gradually replace this type of main with higher strength pipes that are better suited to the variations in pressure that occur."
The Treasury Minister, Senator Philip Ozouf, said “The aim of our fiscal stimulus programme is to help Jersey companies through the difficult economic environment while keeping Islanders employed. This funding not only injects money into our economy but allows essential infrastructure work to be carried out.”
The work is due to start on 19 April 2010 and should be completed within 17 weeks.