Torbay sea wall breach

Raw sewage has been pumped into the sea at Torbay after the sea wall was breached at Livermead

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Livermead Road repairs begin

Work on the damaged sea wall in Torquay Credit: ITV News West Country

The latest stage in work to repair the busiest road in Torbay starts today. Livermead Road in Torquay was flooded by the rough sea over Easter after the sea wall was damaged. Rocks will be placed in front of the wall to protect the road from future flooding.

Sewers 'back to normal' in Torquay

Raw sewage is no longer being pumped into the sea off the coast of Torquay.

South West Water says it has finished repairs to a key sewer which had been damaged when part of the sea wall collapsed at Livermead on Easter Monday.

While the sewer was being repaired, thouands of gallons of raw waste was diverted into the sea through the emergency overflow system.

The public had been warned not to swim at three local beaches on the English Riviera.

Sea wall collapsed in Torquay Credit: ITV Westcountry


Sewage is being pumped into sea at Torbay

All of Torquay's sewage is being pumped straight into the sea. People are being warned not to go swimming.

The sea wall at Livermead was damaged during rough seas on Monday and engineers have spent the last three days carrying out repairs because of fears the main sewer pipe could have collapsed. South West Water hopes to begin reinstating the sewer later.

Here's Richard Gilpin from South West Water


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