Water rates to rise by 10% in Alderney

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Water rates in Alderney will rise by 10% to help pay for cleaner drinking water, the island's States has agreed.

Members voted on Wednesday to spend £700,000 installing a centralised filter system at the Battery Quarry.

It is part of a programme to build a resilient water infrastructure and make drinking water conform to UK standards.

Moira Sleeman, the BBC's Alderney reporter said: "Historically the drinking water has been of variable quality and the butt of many jokes."

An alternative plan, which was £30,000 cheaper, was rejected as it did not include any capacity for future expansion of the system if it became necessary.

The increase in rates will come in during September.

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