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News Centre > Saturday 17 February 2018

Route de Cobo to reopen on Monday


Route de Cobo will reopen to traffic on Monday morning following the completion of drainage repair work by Guernsey Water.

Guernsey Water's operations manager, Jon Holt, said:  "We first became aware of an issue in this area on Monday (12 February) and considered it likely that it was a fault with a rising main. After investigating the problem we discovered that this was thankfully not the case - it was in fact a smaller issue relating to the drainage of surface water, particularly after heavy rainfall.

"As a result there was no need to shut down the Cobo Wastewater Pumping Station or to discharge foul water at any point from the combined sewer outfall (CSO) at Saline Bay, which was very good news.

"We appreciate that the road closure has caused some inconvenience to residents in the area and would like to thank them for their patience."

The rising main transfers pumped sewage flows from the Cobo Wastewater Pumping Station to a point at the junction of Route de Cobo and Route de Saumarez where it discharges into the sewer network and on to the Belle Greve Wastewater Centre. 

"It was essential that if there had have been a problem with the wastewater system it was resolved as quickly as possible; excavation of the road was the only way of checking," said Mr Holt. 

During the excavation work, Guernsey Gas has taken the opportunity to conduct a small amount of repair work resulting in a short extension of the road closure.  The road will be open to all traffic from 7 a.m. on Monday morning (19 February).

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