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St Helier supports Jersey Water’s efforts to save water

The Parish of St Helier has had a long tradition of beautiful summer displays of flower beds, tubs and baskets across the capital. For a long time the Parish has sought to make the maintenance of these displays as sustainable as possible, only watering plants and trees when necessary, utilising rainwater collected in tanks under the parks wherever possible, extracting water from its borehole if needed, and only using mains water when no other alternative is possible.

Whilst Jersey Water’s domestic hosepipe ban coming into effect from Friday 26th August doesn’t apply to the Parish, the Constable has decided that it is important to support Jersey Water’s efforts to preserve water stocks for Islanders for the remainder of the summer, autumn and winter. The Parish will therefore only be using water collected in our underground rain collection tanks to water plants in our parks if necessary and will stop watering baskets and tubs around town next week.

Ian Syvret, St Helier’s Parks and Gardens Manager, said “This will mean that the baskets and planters around town have to come down slightly earlier than usual this year, but we hope that with some rainfall over the coming days the displays in Parade Gardens will continue to look great well into September as usual”.

For any additional information please contact Ian Syvret, Parks & Gardens Manager, on 811700 or [email protected].