Jersey Water applies to install water refill station in St Aubin

A visual illustration shows how the water fountain would look, if approved. Picture: Jersey Water (37532648)

JERSEY Water has applied for permission to install a water fountain in St Aubin for people to refill their water bottles.

In seeking planning consent for the new facility, part of a network being developed around the Island, the utility company stated that the fountain would be part of its plan to reduce the use of single-use plastic.

The proposed refill station would be installed about 100 metres to the east of St Brelade’s Parish Hall, next to the path along the seafront.

A similar fountain is situated at the Weighbridge in St Helier, having received approval from planning officers in March 2022.

As part of the application, Jersey Water added that the fountain would provide “free, safe, public access to drinking water”.

The filling station would be contactless and regularly maintained and sampled to ensure water quality standards were complied with, the company added.

The application – reference P/2024/0072 – can be viewed on the planning register section of the government website.

A Jersey Water spokesperson said a further application for a refill station in St John’s village was likely to be lodged this week, with the company aiming to install two new fountains every year.

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