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£2million Dawlish sewer upgrade continues

23rd May 2019

South West Water is launching the second phase of a £2million scheme to improve the sewer network in Dawlish this month (May 2019).

It includes the construction of a 8.2m diameter underground tank to provide 150 cubic metres of stormwater storage to increase the resilience of the sewer network in the Shutterton area.

The tank will be built under the grassed area near the sewage pumping station at Shutterton Bridge.
South West Water’s Senior Project Manager, Victoria Hutchins, said:

“This vital scheme will reduce the risk of sewer flooding in the Shutterton area of Dawlish.

“In conjunction with planned improvements to the nearby pumping station, we have carefully developed this scheme to maximise benefit while minimising disruption to the local area as much as possible.
“We have been working with residents and local councillors for some time to establish the best way forward for this important scheme, which will reduce the risk of sewer flooding and help accommodate growth in the area.

“The Shutterton area is served by key strategic pipework on Exeter Road, meaning there will be some disruption to road users whilst the upgrades are completed.

“From Thursday 23 May 2019, there will be two-way traffic lights on Exeter Road (A379) at the Secmaton Lane and Week Lane junctions until Friday 9 August 2019.

“We understand that Exeter Road is a key commuter route. To minimise disruption, we will manually operate traffic lights during peak hours. We thank the public for their patience while we upgrade the Dawlish sewer network.”

Work will take place during the day (8am – 5pm).

The works on Exeter Road, which formed the first phase of the scheme, have been successfully completed.

For further information please contact:

Visit www.southwestwater.co.uk/dawlish