Manx Utilities has announced a major investment in a new metering system, the first stage of which will be to replace ageing key meters with new smart meters which can be topped up online and over the counter to ensure full accessibility. The first installation of these meters will commence in 2020.
Manx Utilities have confirmed that work has commenced on the demolition of White Hoe and Ivy Cottages on the Castletown Road with the land being returned to nature.
The Cabinet Office is in the process of advertising for two Lay Members to join the Manx Utilities Board. The changes are taking place as a result of Mr Chris Allen announcing his intention to resign with effect from the end of May 2019.
Manx Utilities has announced that it will decommission the diesel generator engines currently installed at Ramsey Power Station in Gardner’s Lane, following a third-party analysis of the high voltage electricity network supply to Ramsey and the North of the Island.
Construction work has commenced at the Old Noble’s Hospital car park to install an underground storm water storage tank to help manage flood flows from the Ballakermeen Road catchment. The scheme, which is expected to be completed in May 2019 will serve to reduce the flooding experienced on Peel Road and the Hills Meadow Industrial Estate.
A new pricing strategy from Manx Utilities proposes inflation only increases for water, sewage and electricity prices for domestic customers over the next five years.
Manx Utilities has announced that the hosepipe ban put into place on 3 August is to be lifted with effect from Monday 24 September 2018.
Manx Utilities has confirmed that it intends to continue with the hosepipe ban and is thanking Island residents and businesses for ‘using water wisely’ initiatives; which have seen a 10% reduction in demand from the water treatment works.
Water from the National Sports Centre swimming pools is being made available this week to help preserve dwindling stocks in the Island’s reservoirs.
Manx Utilities has been monitoring reservoir water levels closely and working with the Met Office on future rainfall predictions due to the prolonged period of mostly dry and often hot weather.