A £900,000 scheme to improve Torbay's public sewer network has recently been completed by Exjet Services.

The project, undertaken on behalf of South West Water, involved extensive CCTV surveying of the area's public sewers before renovating 6.7km of sewer pipes which had been identified as being at risk of collapse.

The work included localised excavations, repairs and the installation of cured-in-place pipe lining, ranging in diameter from 100mm to 600mm. Without this renovation work the sewer network would have continued to deteriorate, potentially leading to collapses that would, in turn, have caused pollution and flooding and required costly, disruptive replacement work to have been carried out.

Defects such as the cracking, pictured right, were one of the key reasons for the rehabilitation of the network.

Commenting on the completion of the project, Exjets Managing Director, Colin Dowell, said: "This is a real investment in Torbay's future and has been delivered by us using our own, locally based workforce. We worked hard to minimise disruption to the public and businesses while successfully completing these essential improvements for South West Water and its customers."

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