12th October 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).

The first phase of the scheme will see nearly 400 metres of pipework and manholes upgraded to increase the resilience of the sewer network in the Shutterton area.

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 Monday 22 October 2018, there will be three-way traffic lights on Exeter Road (A379) at the Secmaton Lane and Week Lane junctions until 20 March 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 form the first phase of the scheme with a second phase scheduled to start during the first half of 2019.

More information is available at www.southwestwater.co.uk/dawlish

For further information please contact:

South West Water

www.southwestwater.co.uk/contactus