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Improvements in the pipeline for Exmouth

South West Water is investing £467,000 to improve Exmouth's sewer network.

South West Water and its H5O partners will be refurbishing 1.4km of sewer in the Colonies area.

Work is due to start on Monday 6 January 2014 and will take around eight weeks to complete.

Project manager Andy Young said: "We will be lining the pipes to stop salt water from getting into the sewerage system. These improvements will help alleviate the flooding problems experienced in this area.

"We will be working hard to minimise disruption to the public and businesses as far as possible while completing these essential improvements."

The scheme is part of a £17 million investment over 25 years to renovate sewers and manholes in priority coastal catchments to reduce the amount of sea water infiltrating the sewer network. Sea water infiltration reduces capacity, increases deterioration of our pumping and treatment assets and increases the risk of odours.

Using the latest technology, South West Water's contractors will employ 'no dig' techniques wherever possible to minimise disruption to traffic but some temporary traffic lights will be needed.

At the same time, 500m of water supply pipes will be replaced around Salisbury Road, Rosebery Road and Egremont Road in Exmouth, to improve drinking water quality. No road closures are anticipated for this work but service alleyways will be closed and then reinstated during the water pipe upgrades.

Published: 27 December 2013 

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