Guernsey water and wastewater merger approved

Guernsey Water offices at St Andrew's Reservoir
Image caption Both divisions will now be run under Guernsey Water

A move to merge Guernsey Water and Guernsey Wastewater has been approved by the States.

However, a move to commercialise the new organisation was put off in favour of further research into the subject.

Deputy Matt Fallaize's suggestion that more work be carried out was supported by a vote of 41-4.

During debate he said the current proposals were "incomplete" and the States needed more information to make an informed decision.

The new merged entity will be called Guernsey Water.

The Public Services Department, which brought the original proposition to the States, has been tasked, once the merger is complete, with investigating turning the organisation into a States Trading Company.

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