Latest news (Waste water services)

Work to protect excellent bathing waters in Dawlish is complete

South West Water has completed work on a scheme to upgrade sections of the sewerage network in Dawlish as part of an ongoing commitment to protect bathing water and the environment while reducing pollution.

25/05/2022

South West Water is investing in essential sewer replacement in Plymouth

South West Water will begin essential work next week to replace a section of sewer on Saltash Road in Pennycomequick, Plymouth, to improve the service to residents in the area.

20/08/2021

Work starts on sewer improvements in Exeter

South West Water has started work to improve a section of the sewerage network on Topsham Road in Exeter.

23/06/2020

Work completed on new scheme to protect Plymouth's bathing waters

South West Water has completed upgrade work on the sewer network in Lipson Vale to protect Plymouth's bathing waters.

15/10/2019

£2million Dawlish sewer upgrade continues

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

23/05/2019

Work to clear Devon’s largest fatberg finishes

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

28/03/2019

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.

26/02/2019

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. 

08/01/2019

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.

11/12/2018

Newquay update - 22 October 2018

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

22/10/2018

Newquay update - 19 October 2018

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

19/10/2018

£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).

12/10/2018