Guernsey

Route de la Mare de Carteret closed for water pipe repair

A road in the Castel in Guernsey is closed for almost two weeks for "essential" water main repairs.

Andrew Redhead, Guernsey Water's director of water services, said the Route de la Mare de Carteret would be closed until 5 October.

He said the main had recently burst and there had been a number of bursts in the same area before.

Mr Redhead said the water main would be sliplined which is cheaper and faster than standard pipe replacement.

He said: "When a pipe bursts, we always look at its history to see if it is particularly prone to any problems.

"If it is, then it makes sense for us to carry out more permanent works rather than simply patching up the pipe."

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