Earlier this year South West Water outlined their plans for improvements to the sewerage system in Chudleigh. The purpose of this work is to reduce the amount of raw sewage entering the Teign by replacing single sewers taking both sewage and surface water with separate pipes for each. The problem with the single sewer was that in periods of heavy rainfall it was overwhelmed so the only way to prevent damage to the pumping stations and treatment works was to release the excess water (and sewage) into the Teign. As the work was required by EU directive we had some concerns that the referendum result on 23 June would lead to the work being cancelled. Thankfully, that is not the case. We now know that the work will commence towards the end of January with completion due by 27 March 2017. Councillors will shortly be meeting with SWW to ascertain the programme of works and how road closures will impact. Hopefully, I will be able to publish details of that next month.