New tax for £60m sewage works?

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New tax for £60m sewage works?

Post by GD on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 7:18 pm

ISLANDERS could be saddled with a yet another tax to pay for a new multi-million-pound sewage treatment works.

Transport Minister Kevin Lewis says that a modern plant is now needed to safeguard the environment from harmful pollutants – a major States project expected to cost between £40 million and £60 million.

No cash has yet been allocated for such a scheme and politicians are looking at a sewerage tax, which could be levied like water rates. Guernsey, in common with several other jurisdictions, already has a sewerage tax, even though it does not yet have a sewage treatment works.

John Rogers, the chief officer at Transport and Technical Services, said that the most likely site for a new plant was where the recycling centre is at Bellozanne. He said that it could extend down to where the old incinerator now stands.
(from JEP)

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Post by Thistle on Wed 08 Feb 2012, 8:22 am

guernsey is already paying trotts toilet tax...the states are talking sh** in the chamber today as they are discussing whether guernsey needs full sewage treatment..

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