Looking after our environment
Key environmental information at a glance.
Efficient energy management
Treating and pumping water and waste water uses a lot of energy.
We measure and publicly report our carbon emissions, set targets and take action to reduce emissions.
Most scientists now believe that increasing emissions of "greenhouse gases", such as carbon dioxide, are causing global warming and climate change.
Taking a lead from our award-winning 'Upstream Thinking' initiative, Downstream Thinking is South West Water's catchment-based approach to alleviating sewer flooding and reducing the likelihood of watercourse pollution through ecologically sensitive 'soft' engineering schemes.