Bryher Water Ring Main Plan Backed By Councillors


Councillors have heard that water pressure on Bryher should be improved for some homes and the best water quality should be maintained by creating a ring main for supplies.

At the moment some homes are fed with a single pipe and the plan is to add additional piping, creating a loop so there aren’t sections where water is left standing.

Head of Technical Services, Neville Gardner, told councillors that some properties are suffering from the low water pressure.

The plan would also minimise disruption to the service when there is increased demand.

Councillors backed the plan to lay 600m of new piping from the Bennett’s Boatyard area.

It’ll cost around £5000 but the Water Department can afford it – the service, which unusually for the UK is operated by the Council, has £530,000 in its bank accounts.