Friday 23rd July 2010
If you see a long Nessie-type object out to sea when you are walking the coastal path between Fowey and Polperro, don't worry. It is not a sea monster. It is a 660m (2,178ft) length of pipe being used for a new sewage outflow for Polperro. Two lengths of pipe, each 330m long, have been towed to Par where they are to be joined together. Then, the complete pipe will be towed back to Polperro where it will be laid in a channel that has been prepared for it. The pipes were towed from Norway, together with two other pipes, each 550m long. The longer pipes were dropped off in Brighton where a new sewage outflow is also being constructed. Tugs from Fowey have been involved in the preparation work for this project.