Latest news (Waste water services)

Work to clear Devon’s largest fatberg finishes

A giant fatberg lurking under a Devon seaside town has been successfully removed.


Work starts on £1.4million flood alleviation scheme in Plymstock

A £1.4million scheme to protect homes and roads from flooding in Plymstock starts next month.


Devon’s ‘largest ever’ fatberg discovered in Sidmouth sewer

An unwanted Christmas present of hardened fat, oil and wet-wipes longer than six double-decker buses, has been discovered in a Sidmouth sewer under The Esplanade. 


Mousehole sewage network improvements – public meeting

Residents are invited to take part in a public meeting this week to find out and ask questions about the planned improvements to the Mousehole sewer network. The meeting will be held at The Solomon Browne Hall between 11am – 2pm on Thursday 13 December 2018.


Newquay update - 22 October 2018

The burst sewer on the cliff top near Esplanade Road in Newquay has been repaired.


Newquay update - 19 October 2018

Work is progressing well to repair the burst sewer on the cliff top near Esplanade Road in Newquay.


£2million sewer upgrade to benefit Dawlish

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


Mousehole update

While investigating a leak in the grounds of the Old Coastguard Hotel, Mousehole, on Monday 21 May, we identified a burst on a section of badly damaged sewer.


New £5million wastewater treatment works in East Devon

South West Water has completed a £5million investment in wastewater treatment in East Devon.


Think Sink! campaign aims to keep your pipes clear

South West Water is launching a new campaign in West Cornwall encouraging customers to dispose of cooking fat, oil and grease in the kitchen bin.


Wendron Trunk Main Burst 05/09/2017

South West Water apologises to customers in the Helston and Lizard area who may be experiencing low pressure or disruption to their water supplies.


Sewer network upgrade for Brixington and Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth

A £324,000 scheme to upgrade the sewer network in Brixington and Withycombe Raleigh starts this month.