Spring clean for Salcombe's sewers
South West Water is investing a further £410,000 to improve Salcombe's sewer network this spring.
From January to March this year, South West Water and its H5O partners refurbished 420 metres of sewer in the town as part of a five-year £42 million region-wide programme to renovate sewers which have been identified as being at risk of collapse.
The £300,000 scheme was scheduled to minimise disruption to the town by taking place at the same time as other work by Wales & West Utilities.
Further work is now taking place on the foreshore, including sealing and replacing manholes. Work started on Monday 21 May and is due to be completed by the end of June to avoid the main tourist season. No road closures are needed.
Project manager Stephen Cross said: "This is a real investment in Salcombe's future. As well as renovating damaged sewers we will be minimising the amount of salt water that can get into our network, which damages pipes and can cause unpleasant odours.
"We will be working hard to minimise disruption to the public and businesses as far as possible while completing these essential works."
Published: 25 May 2012
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