South West Water has been ordered to pay £54,000 in fines and costs after it allowed untreated sewage to escape from a pumping station.Read the full story ›
Homes in parts of St Austell could be experiencing problems with water supplies this morning after a mains burst at Sandy Hill Academy. South West Water say they've sent a repair team.
Bathing water at beaches in Newquay could be affected by a problem with the main sewage pumping station in the town.
South West Water is doing its best to fix it but you may want to reconsider your New Year's Day dips.
We are working to repair the main sewage pumping station in #Newquay. Bathing waters may be affected. Sorry if this affects your NYD plans
South West Water finished repairing the pipe on Thursday evening, and announced this morning that water was back in people's homes.
People are being advised to run the tap if there's any discolouration.
"We are pleased to advise that following our repair work yesterday all customer water supplies should now have returned to normal. We have been flushing throughout the night to help clear water supplies, if you are experiencing discoloured water please run your taps to clear https://www.southwestwater.co.uk/index.cfm?articleid=11232
If your water is white, cloudy or appears to have tiny bubbles this is due to air in the water and is a result of the network returning to normal. https://www.southwestwater.co.uk/index.cfm?articleid=11232 Please be assure that the water is perfectly safe to drink and use.
We are continuing to monitor water supplies throughout the day."
4,000 homes in Plymouth have been affected by a major water pipe burst, causing traffic chaos during morning rush hour.
It happened on Tavistock Road at 6.30 this morning. South West Water has begun to repair the pipe, but supplies in Crownhill, Whitleigh and Efford are affected.
The water on the road is subsiding, but drivers in the area are being advised to take care. Public transport is gradually returning to normal after major delays all morning.
We are working hard to restore normal service and will have our drivers and buses back where they should be for the schools this afternoon
South West Water has said customers may experience low pressure or discolouration this morning, due to a burst water pipe in St Ives.
Although teams worked overnight to fix the leak the company has warned the pressure will take a while to return to normal.
Those affected are advised to run the cold tap in the kitchen until the water runs clear.
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A jury has returned an open verdict into the death of Robert Geach.
He was pulled from a filtration tank at South West Water's sewage treatment works in Falmouth two years ago.
The 54 year old, who worked for the water company, was found inside the tank in December 2013.
South West Water has said that since the father-of-two's death they have made safety changes.
Today is the final day of the inquest into the death of Robert Geach from Falmouth who fell into a filtration tank in December 2013.Read the full story ›
South West Water has been fined more than £200,000 for polluting the River Plym in Devon.
The Exeter based company admitted five counts relating to incidents from the Camels Head Plant. They all occurred in 2013.
Work starts today on Exmouth beach to try to fix a giant sink hole. Engineers believe a blocked water pipe underneath the beach is responsible. The two metre hole has opened a number of times over the last two months - especially after heavy rain.
“We are working with the tides, so digging will start as early as possible in the morning. We’re very confident we can resolve this problem and open up that area of the beach again for everyone to enjoy.”