Check your cesspit after heavy rainfall
Friday 28th December 2012, 10:32AM GMT.
STATES WORKS has urged homeowners to check their cesspits after receiving many callouts following heavy rain.
Senior manager, technical, Nick Nicolle said surface water had been running into some cesspits and causing them to fill. He has asked people to check that water could not get into the cesspits.
‘Our sewage collection service has been rushed off its feet,’ he said. ‘If those people with cesspits could check them that would be great.’
He said the sewage tanker drivers had received calls all week.
States Works has also been pumping water from two flooded properties and it has pumped water, on behalf of Guernsey Water, from Barkers Quarry, which was close to capacity.