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- About Guernsey Water
"Customers always value the quality of our drinking water and the safe return of our wastewater to the environment"
We are at the heart of the island's community. From source to sea, we value our responsibilities as the island's water stewards. We take great care to ensure water keeps running from its source through the treatment and the supply of drinking water to our customer's taps and finally through the collection and safe return of wastewater to our surrounding coastal sea.
Through these processes we are trusted to provide good quality water for the everyday lives and leisure activities of all our customers; we support our economy by providing and collecting water from businesses and we carefully manage our island's water environment.
Here we outline our education programme and the community projects we have been involved in.
Schools and community learning
We employ experts in the field of water and wastewater and have an active role in educating groups within the community. We continue to raise awareness of using water wisely, how to prevent flooding and pollution and explaining more sustainable methods of drainage.
Visits to our operational sites can be organised and we can also come to you in your own learning environment.
Our typical talks include:
· The water cycle - "Source to sea"
· Treatment of the island's wastewater
· Surface water management techniques
· The treatment of raw water and water quality
· Being water wise and the conservation of water
· Prevention of water pollution
We tailor our talks according to the age of your students and the curriculum from both primary and secondary levels and also offer support to GCSE and A Level students. We offer field trips to our many water sources and wastewater treatment centre.
"Being able to see, at first hand, the processes involved in treating the island's wastewater gives our students a much better understanding of any issues involved," said Sally Le Poidevin, The Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre Environmental Science teacher
As part of the Institute of Director's Management Shadowing Scheme, we welcome students to apply where we invest our time in the future of young minds in all aspects of our business.
Our employees embrace local community projects; volunteering their time to worthy causes.
Projects we have supported
· St Andrew's Floral Group - wild meadow
· Rotary Purple Polio Campaign
· Living Streets Guernsey
· The Millennium Walk
· Tumaini Fund
· The Eleanor Foundation
· Saffery Rotary Walk
Our charity and sponsorship criteria
The majority of our support goes towards local community and charitable projects which have a close alignment to our vision and outcomes. Overseas projects may be considered providing they meet the set criteria and are aligned with the work of the Guernsey Overseas Aid & Development Commission.
1. Valued by customers
2. Drinking Water of Choice
3. Sustainable drainage
4. Protect our environment
5. Sufficient and resilient
6. Firm financial foundations
7. Proud Performing People
Limited funds are available to projects that have synergies with our resources and assets.