Exmouth, Phear Park SPS maintenance records 2019 - 2024

Geoff Crawford made this Environmental Information Regulations request to South West Water Limited
You only have a right in law to access information about the environment from this authority

The request was successful.

Dear South West Water Limited,

Please provide a record of the maintenance works and preventative maintenance works completed on the Phear Park Pumping Station and CSO tank, Exmouth, from 2019 to 2024

Specific attention to the frequency of sludge and silt removal, overflow particle filter cleaning, EDM maintenance and pump maintenance is requested.
Actual dates of works should be provided please.

It should be noted that this request is made on environmental impact grounds in that poor maintenance might cause or contribute to sewage spills and hence environmental harm.

These are general guidelines on Environmental Information Requests.

Environmental information is any information on:

"the state of the elements of the environment and the interaction among these elements;
factors affecting or likely to affect those elements;
measures or activities affecting or likely to affect those factors or elements, or designed to protect those elements;
reports on the implementation of environmental legislation;
cost–benefit and other economic analyses and assumptions used within the framework of those measures and activities; and
the state of human health and safety, conditions of human life, cultural sites and built structures in as much as they are or may be affected by those elements."

I would say that maintenance of critical infrastructure such as CSO tanks, pumps and pumping stations designed to protect against environmental damage would fall under sections two and three.

This is from the ICO and has more detail. ‘management of wastewater’ was environmental.

Is the requested information environmental?
10. Regulation 2(1) of the EIR defines environmental information as being information on:
(a) the state of the elements of the environment, such as air and atmosphere, water, soil, land, landscape and natural sites including wetlands, coastal and marine areas, biological diversity and its components, including genetically modified organisms, and the interaction among these elements;
(b) factors, such as substances, energy, noise, radiation or waste, including radioactive waste, emissions, discharges and other releases into the environment, affecting or likely to affect the elements of the environment referred to in (a);
(c) measures (including administrative measures), such as policies, legislation, plans, programmes, environmental agreements, and activities affecting or likely to affect the elements and factors

referred to in (a)...as well as measures or activities designed to
protect those elements;
(d) reports on the implementation of environmental legislation;
(e) cost-benefit and other economic analyses and assumptions used within the framework of the measures and activities referred to in (c); and
(f) the state of human health and safety, including the contamination of the food chain, where relevant, conditions of human life, cultural sites and built structures inasmuch as they are or may be affected by the state of the elements of the environment referred to in (a) or, through those elements, by any of the matters referred to in (b) and (c);

11. As it is information relating to the management of wastewater, the Commissioner believes that the requested information is information on factors affecting the elements of the environment and falls under the EIR.

Yours faithfully,

Geoff Crawford

eirenquiries, South West Water Limited

Dear Geoff Crawford

 

Thank you for your two requests made under the Environmental Information
Regulations (2004) and received on 16 January 2024.

 

We will respond to you within 20 working days from receipt of the request,
as prescribed in the Regulations.

 

Kind regards

 

South West Water

 

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eirenquiries, South West Water Limited

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Dear Geoff Crawford

Thank you for your requests made and received on 16 January 2024. Your
requests have been managed under the Environmental Information Regulations
(2004).

Please find SWW’s response attached.

We look forward to seeing you at the SWW Road Show at Exmouth Town Hall on
20^th February where these matters can be discussed further.

With best regards

South West Water

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The information and documents sent in this email from a Pennon Group Plc
company are sent in confidence and are intended only for the use of the
individual or entity named above. Please note that the contents may
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to be disclosed to any person other than the addressee. If you are not the
intended recipient, you are notified that any use, dissemination,
distribution or copying of the information and documents contained in this
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please return it and any copies immediately without reading any attachment
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Pennon Group Plc - Registered in England & Wales (Company No: 02366640)
Registered Office:
Peninsula House
Rydon Lane
Exeter
Devon EX2 7HR

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