South West Water in new £60m investment

Reservoir South West Water covers Devon and Cornwall, plus parts of Dorset and Somerset

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South West Water (SWW) is to invest £60m in its infrastructure and services, managers say.

The firm said it was to spend £20m on improving sewers and treatment works in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset to protect water quality at popular beaches.

It added that £30m was also to be spent on maintaining 6,000km (3,730 miles) of sewers, and £10m on customer debt and assistance programmes.

The investment is be funded from efficiency savings, the firm says.

In Devon, treatment works at Mothecombe, Combe Martin, Teignmouth and Torbay are due to have improvements carried out.

Treatment plants in Looe in Cornwall and Lyme Regis in Dorset would also benefit, managers said.

The £30m sewage investment was to be spent on maintaining sewers SWW became responsible for since October 2011.

The new investment is not to affect household bills.

South West Water covers Devon and Cornwall, plus parts of Dorset and Somerset.

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