South Devon is Going to Sparkle
Residents of Loddiswell, Modbury, Salcombe, Thurlestone, Sherford, Aveton Gifford and West Alvington areas will be receiving sparkling treatment from South West Water over the next 18 months, as the company embark on a £5million scheme to improve drinking water quality in South Devon.
From April 2005, through to December 2009, South West Water is investing
£240million on refurbishing 3,231 kms (2,010 miles) of water mains throughout
Devon and Cornwall. This particular scheme, which started in Loddiswell in May, will
concentrate on relining 90km of existing water main in the South Devon area.
The scheme will take until December 2007 to complete and the company are
working closely with local authorities to minimise disruptions. Any work due to take place in tourism sensitive areas has been scheduled for the winter months, to minimise effect on the summer trade.
Traffic control measures such as temporary traffic lights will be used where necessary and we will be cooperating with the Highways Authority to make sure road users are made aware of forthcoming works.
In the case of disruptions to supplies, customers will be notified at least 48 hours in advance or contacted individually where appropriate.
South West Water would like to stress the importance of all the essential maintenance work that is taking place across the region, to improve drinking water quality. The company would like to thank local town councils, businesses, road users and residents, whose cooperation and support, will enable us to complete this essential relining on schedule and with minimal inconvenience to everyone involved.
If any customers would like more information about the works taking place and when we might be relining in your area, please contact our customer service department on 0800 169 1144.
Published on: 21 June 2006