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These are the most recent press releases issued by South West Water.

To view news stories throughout the year please click on the relevant date range on the left.


South West Water goes blue for WaterAid on World Water Day
22 March 2017
South West Water supported the charity WaterAid this World Water Day (22 March) to raise awareness of the one in ten people who lack access to clean, safe water.
South West Water supports Water Saving Week 2017
17 March 2017
South West Water is backing the third annual Water Saving Week campaign, which promotes simple water saving tips for everyone.
Exmouth sewer upgrade update
13 March 2017
Bad weather and a burst sewer have unfortunately delayed the completion of a scheme to upgrade 1.1km of sewer between Phear Park pumping station and Jarvis Close in Exmouth.
Pennon welcomes budget for growth, regions, investment & skills
8 March 2017
Pennon, one of the UK's largest infrastructure groups, and owner of South West Water, today backed a budget for growth, regions and skills.
South West Water Assurance Plan consultation
6 March 2017
South West Water has launched a consultation over its Draft Assurance Plan, which covers areas identified as significant to be assured across the business.
South West Water recruits more than 100 apprentices
6 March 2017
South West Water has recruited more than 100 apprentices, following the appointment of four more apprentices to its Exeter-based finance department. This brings the total hired so far to 102, which represents about seven per cent of the company's current workforce.
Firms fined for putting public water supply at risk
3 March 2017
South West Water is urging businesses not to steal water from its public supply network or they could run the risk of prosecution. A standpipe hire service is available instead.
South West Water shares success with customers
1 March 2017
South West Water is sharing its success with customers after performing better than expected in the first year of its 2015-20 business plan.
Dye testing sewers in Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo
23 February 2017
South West Water will be putting a harmless green fluorescent dye into sewers in Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo on Wednesday 29 March to help identify defects and plan improvements to the villages' sewerage systems.
Keeping bills down
1 February 2017
South West Water is again living up to its Price Promise to keep average household bill rises below inflation to the end of the decade. In keeping with this pledge, its average bill for water and wastewater services in 2017/18 will be £491, a fall of 1%.
300 days on, Plymouth's new Mayflower Water Treatment Works takes shape
25 January 2017
Workers building a new £60million state-of-the-art water treatment works for Plymouth and the surrounding area raised their hard hats in celebration to mark 300 days of progress since construction started.
Don't put public water supply at risk or you could face prosecution
12 January 2017
South West Water is urging customers not to steal water from its public supply network or they could run the risk of prosecution. A standpipe hire service is available instead.
Major investment to benefit East Devon's tap water
9 January 2017
Work starts this month on two new boreholes which will supply 8,000 customers in East Devon with drinking water.
Major investment to benefit South Devon's tap water
3 January 2017
Work starts this month on a £6million project to deliver even better drinking water to customers in South Devon.


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