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Alderney water restrictions to go

Alderney's long-standing water restrictions are to be lifted from 1 November.

The move was unanimously approved by the General Services Committee.

Frank Dean, Alderney States member responsible for the issue, said the amount of water stored in the island was well above the five-year average.

Work has been taking place to improve the island's water supply, with a new pipe being laid and three new collection pumping stations planned.

Mr Dean said householders should not "jump the gun", but wait until the restrictions were lifted.

He said: "Restrictions may have to be reintroduced at any time if usage increases faster than our input.

"We can reasonably expect that we are going into a period of wetter weather which offers support to our decision.

"It does allow the community to do household tasks that have been denied to them.

"I ask people to continue to take care not to waste our reserves."

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