Ministers respond to SOS Jersey report

Wednesday 25 January 09:42

The Ministers for the Environment and Infrastructure have set out progress on improving water quality in Jersey.

The Minister for the Environment, Deputy Steve Luce, and the Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Eddie Noel have jointly responded to SOS Jersey’s report

The Nitrate Problem in Jersey and its Consequences: Death by Neglect – Jersey’s Environmental Time Bomb.

The report is SOSJ’s submission to the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel as part of its current review ‘Nitrate Levels in Jersey’s Water’.

The Ministers have welcomed Save Our Shoreline Jersey’s focus on the marine environment but addressed inaccuracies in the report and responded to concerns raised. In their response, they make the following points:

Jersey is not at an environmental tipping point. There are challenges ahead, but the evidence shows Jersey’s water quality is improving.

The Department for the Environment and the Department for Infrastructure are working together to improve water quality and have adopted many recommendations made in a previous scrutiny panel review.

The States-approved five-year water management plan is in place.

Water quality in Jersey is improving: stream quality is higher, average nitrate levels are falling, pollution incidents and storm overspills are reducing.

The Action for Cleaner Water Group is improving agricultural and horticultural practices and fertiliser use is reducing.

The Environment Department and the Department for Infrastructure follow current protocols and carry out monitoring, sampling and research in their specific areas to ensure public safety and environmental stewardship.

The revised Rural Economy Strategy will support the work of the Water Management Plan in improving water quality.

A planned new sewage treatment works will improve the quality of treated waste flowing to St Aubin.

Sea lettuce is a global problem. The key focus of the Environment Department’s work is to reduce nitrates at source. 

Events

  • Brightly Charity Beach Yoga Event Asking for Minimum Donation of £5

    › read more
  • Bailiwick Express Business Academy CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 31st AUGUST 2018.

    › read more
  • Ibex Education - Excel Introduction

    › read more
  • Ibex Education - Excel at Intermediate Level

    › read more
  • Ibex Education - Excel at Advanced Level

    › read more
  • Marbral Advisory - Blockchain for lawyers Early Bird: €75.00 - Standard: €115.00

    › read more
  • Marbral Advisory - Blockchain Basics Early Bird: €75.00 - Standard: €115.00

    › read more
  • Jersey Chamber of Commerce 250th Gala Event Details coming soon

    › read more
  • GTA Guernsey - IoD Accelerated Company Direction Programme Course Cost: £5,750.00 | Course Length: 5 days (generally 08:30-19:00)12-16 November 2018 |

    › read more
  • Jersey Business - Enterprise Week 2018 FREE EVENT

    › read more

Chamber Knowledgebase

Our frequently asked questions

Contact Magazine

Click here to view the latest digital issue of the Channel Islands Business Magazine.

Jersey Airport / Harbours

The latest arrivals and departures, select a link above

Charity of Choice 2018

Click here to learn more about the vital work of the Jersey Employment Trust and how you can help.

The Benefits of Membership

Networking opportunities, including our popular luncheons
Topical seminar programme
Support and guidance on doing business in Jersey


And become one of over 500 member businesses supporting Chamber in its aim of ensuring that local business is at the heart of a thriving and diverse local economy.

Call 01534 724536
› About Chamber


Copyright © Jersey Chamber 2012 - The Jersey Chamber of Commerce welcomes your comments and views. However, the posting of comments is subject to our terms which can be read here. Comments posted by users of this site are not the Chamber's comments nor do they represent the views of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

↑ Back to top