Current and ongoing projects

Take a look at a selection of projects we're working on across Devon and Cornwall to improve the sewerage and water network. 

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Desalination - Par

We’re investing to improve the security of Cornwall’s water supply and building a resilient, climate-independent network that's fit for the future.

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Isles of Scilly Water

The Isles of Scilly’s pristine paradise is set to become a shining beacon of excellence in water management – we're proposing a major investment aimed at vastly improving water and wastewater services on the islands.

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Modbury Sewer Replacement

In Modbury, our sewerage system is showing its age and is in need of upgrading. We’re busy repairing, replacing and enlarging a lot of the sewers to help increase their capacity and efficiency.

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Penryn Sewer Replacement

A sewer in Penryn needs a full replacement due to it's fragility. It's served the town well over the years but has now reached the end of its working life.

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Falmouth Stormwater Overflow Improvements

We're doing a lot of work in Falmouth to reduce our reliance on storm overflows in that area.

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Gunnislake Fish Pass

Lots of different species of fish use the River Tamar as a spawning destination, and we're planning a new fish pass that allows them to journey up the river more easily.

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Sidmouth sewerage improvements

We're investing a huge £13,912,000 in Sidmouth by 2028 to help reduce our reliance on storm overflows in the area.

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Widemouth Bay sewer installation

A more efficient sewer system is in store for residents of Widemouth Bay!

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Northcombe to Prewley Water Transfer Pipelines

Part of making sure that our 1.8 million customers have access to safe and reliable drinking water 24/7, 365 days of the year, is transferring water around the network to where it’s needed.

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Roadford Pumped Storage Scheme

It’s our job to make sure that our 1.8 million customers have access to safe and reliable drinking water 24/7, 365 days of the year. But climate change and growing populations are putting increasing pressure on water resource availability.

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Together with the University of Exeter, we’ve set up the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW), where we’ll be researching some of the most important challenges faced by the water sector today.

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Completed schemes

A quick glance at some of the larger improvement schemes we've completed in the last the last three years.

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Dawlish - 2022

As part of an ongoing commitment to protect the environment, reduce pollution and protect the bathing waters in the area, we will be completing essential work in Dawlish to upgrade parts of the sewerage network.

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Mayflower - 2021

South West Water’s Mayflower Water Treatment Works at Roborough, just north of Plymouth, is the first of its kind in the world.

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