South West Water Replaces Embankment Road Sewer
This week, South West Water began work on replacing a large section of sewer underneath Embankment Road, Dartmouth at a cost of around £450,000.
The 300mm diameter pipe is a main sewer which takes flows from Mayors Avenue to Dartmouth sewage treatment works. The scheme will replace a 260 metre section of the pipe which runs from Mayors Avenue pumping station, along North Embankment and partially into Coronation Park.
Embankment Road, Dartmouth will be reduced to one lane and access to the adjacent footpath restricted whilst the work is carried out, which should take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete.
Phil Thomas, Project Leader, South West Water, said: "We have worked hard with the local community to minimise disruption in the Embankment Road area. This project is crucial in ensuring the future integrity of the sewer as we are replacing this section with a pipe resistant to salt water intrusion. We are confident that this will greatly reduce the risk of any future bursts in this area."
South West Water decided to push ahead with the work following a burst which revealed that parts of the pipe were badly corroded by salt water. Subsequent problems on the sewer have further highlighted the importance of this work.
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Published: 11 January 2006