Crude sewage clean up
South West Water has invested eighty thousand pounds to protect the Combeinteignhead stream and Teign Estuary from crude sewage discharges.
In the past crude sewage from 19 domestic properties has been discharged untreated into the local stream from where the waste flowed into the Teign Estuary.
The project to upgrade the sewerage network in Combeinteignhead began in April and was completed at the end of May.
South West Water has added additional spurs to the system allowing some residents to connect to the sewerage network for the first time ever. The waste water will be pumped on for a high standard of treatment at Buckland sewage works before being returned to the environment.
The Water Industry Act 1999 requires the Company to provide a public sewer where there are environmental problems arising from the existing sewage disposal facilities.
"We are delighted to be able to provide this essential service and help residents gain access to the public sewer," said Helen Richards, South West Water's Project Leader. "It is great to know that we have helped to safeguard the environment while improving the quality of life for local residents".
Published: 30 May 2003