Drinking Water Quality The Best Ever
The quality of customers' drinking water in the South West has reached an all time high with a compliance level of 99.96% with the quality standards monitored by the Drinking Water Inspectorate.
This news was confirmed in the Drinking Water Inspectorate's latest report published today, which gives full details of drinking water quality in the United Kingdom.
South West Water has invested many hundreds of millions over the years in improving its drinking water infrastructure and there have been no restrictions anywhere in the region since 1996. Almost £110 million was invested last year in water supply improvements including water mains renovation and water treatment works enhancement.
Over 695 kilometres of water mains were laid, replaced or refurbished during the year and the company's "Putting the Sparkle Back Into Your Water" water mains renovation programme has seen record levels of expenditure and refurbished water mains being achieved.
Continued high levels of investment in the water mains renovation programme will be a key element of expenditure up until 2010.
Stephen Bird, South West Water's Operations Director said "We are obviously delighted with the results published today, which prove our investment over the past years has reaped dividends. Whilst the quality of water in the South West is the best it has ever been, we will of course strive to ensure this level is maintained and even improved in the future for the benefit of our customers"
Published on: 26 June 2006