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Essential works to sewer line in Seaton

South West Water is investing £126,000 to upgrade the sewerage network in Seaton.

The scheme involves laying 600m of new sewer main in Old Beer Road, Seaton, to transport raw sewage between two sewage pumping stations before it is taken to Seaton Sewage Treatment Works for treatment.

Old Beer Road in Seaton has been closed since July 2012 after heavy rainfall caused a cliff fall and subsequent collapse of the road and the sewer beneath.

Work is due to start on Monday 6 January 2014 and will take around 12 weeks to complete.

The remaining section of the road will be closed for the first six weeks of the scheme for the installation of the new sewer main but access will be maintained for local residents. Signed diversions will be in place.

Project manager Andy Young said: "Part of the sewer fell away when the nearby cliff collapsed. We installed a temporary sewer pipe above ground to maintain sewerage services but we now need to complete a long-term solution.

"The new sewer main will be diverted away from the cliff to minimise any future risk of damage during stormy conditions.

"We will be working as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to local residents and road users."

All emergency services and other service providers have been informed.

Published: 27 December 2013 

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