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These are the most recent press releases issued by South West Water.
Improvements in the pipeline for Combe Martin
27 December 2012
A £180,000 scheme to improve Combe Martin's sewer network is starting early next year.
Prestigious award for environmental initiative Upstream Thinking
11 December 2012
South West Water has won a UK utility industry 'Oscar' for its flagship environmental programme to protect tap water quality for generations to come in the region.
Sustainable sewage treatment impresses award judges
10 December 2012
The unglamorous world of sewage treatment enjoyed a rare moment in the spotlight at this year's Cornwall Sustainability Awards.
£50 reduction on household water bills confirmed
26 November 2012
South West Water is pleased to confirm the Government's £50 reduction on household bills will be applied automatically from April 2013.
Wet weather update
25 November 2012
Our staff have been working round the clock to deal with the challenges caused by the extremely heavy rain and flooding over the weekend (24 and 25 November 2012).
Ratty lives to tell the Tale
23 November 2012
Engineers who devised an environmentally sensitive pipe-laying scheme to avoid disturbing water voles on a Devon river have been awarded a Golden Green Apple Award by the Green Organisation.
South West Water female workforce support World Toilet Day
20 November 2012
South West Water staff today (Monday 19 November) showed their support for the one in three women worldwide who don't have anywhere safe to go to the toilet.
From moonscape to landscape - transforming Park Pit
12 November 2012
A derelict industrial landscape once likened to the surface of the moon has been granted special status for its nature conservation value after South West Water bought the land for use as a reservoir and took on the task of restoring the surrounding area.
Get ready for winter
8 November 2012
South West Water is joining forces with the Met Office and other organisations to urge customers to be ready for cold weather.
South West Water employee scoops prestigious award for voluntary work
22 October 2012
One of the UK's leading charities has given South West Water's drought expert a top award for voluntary work.
Heritage Open Days
16 August 2012
South West Water is offering free tours of three operational sites as part of this year's national Heritage Open Days in September.



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