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2009-2011 News


These are press releases issued by South West Water between January 2009 and December 2011


Salcombe sewer renewal
28 December 2011
A £300,000 scheme to improve Salcombe's sewer network is taking place this winter.
Improvements to the sewerage network in Plymouth
28 December 2011
A £3.5 million scheme to improve the sewerage network in Plymouth is continuing into the New Year.
Dartmouth sewer renewal - phase two
28 December 2011
The second phase of a £640,000 scheme to improve Dartmouth's sewer network starts next month.
The sun always shines on PV
21 December 2011
Energy from the sun is being harnessed to help power water and sewage treatment works in Devon and Cornwall.
Low carbon award for Par Sewage Treatment Works
16 December 2011
A project which saved £42,000 in energy costs at a sewage treatment works has won the Low Carbon Business Award at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards.
Employee shortlisted for national award
14 December 2011
South West Water's Karl Jones has been nationally recognised for inspiring the next generation of technicians.
Get in the Fat Trap habit this Christmas
1 December 2011
South West Water is helping shoppers take the fat out of Christmas.
Camelford sewer renewal is complete
30 November 2011
A £250,000 scheme to improve Camelford's sewer network is now complete and Fore Street (A39) has reopened to traffic.
£50 reduction
29 November 2011
Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed in his Autumn statement today (Tuesday) that the Government will be reducing the bills of householders in South West Water's service area by £50 each from April 2013.
Government to confirm £50 reduction for 700,000 South West Water customers
28 November 2011
Following reports that Chancellor George Osborne is expected to confirm in his Autumn statement tomorrow (Tuesday) the Government will be helping reduce the bills of domestic customers in South West Water's service area by £50 each from April 2013.
Award for unsung green hero
25 November 2011
From bird boxes to wildlife ponds, hydro electric team manager Karl Jones has always looked for ways to make his site wildlife-friendly - and now his hard work has been recognised.
Staff queue for the loo for World Toilet Day
18 November 2011
South West Water staff today (Friday 18 November) joined a worldwide sanitation campaign by forming a long queue for the loo outside the company headquarters in Exeter.
Boosting bats at Burrator
18 November 2011
Wildlife experts are celebrating after the installation of 120 bat boxes in woodland around Burrator Reservoir near Plymouth attracted 124 bats of five different species in a year.
Camelford sewer renewal update
11 November 2011
The finish of a £250,000 scheme to improve Camelford's sewer network has been delayed by two weeks.
Bathing water quality improves 2011
8 November 2011
South West Water is pleased to confirm that a record number of beaches in the South West have reached the European Union's highest standards in bathing water quality.
South West Water invites you to explore sewage treatment works
4 November 2011
South West Water is inviting members of the public to join a guided tour of the new sewage treatment works serving the communities of Boscastle, Bossiney and Tintagel.
Wrap up for winter
3 November 2011
As forecasters predict Siberian temperatures to grip the country in the next few weeks, South West Water is reminding customers to take action and wrap up their pipes this winter.
Sidmouth sewer renewal
13 October 2011
A £122,000 scheme to improve Sidmouth's sewer network is taking place this autumn.
New range of business services launched
12 October 2011
Help is at hand for the region's business community with the launch of a new range of tailored water, sewerage and environmental services from South West Water.
Falmouth sewer renewal
11 October 2011
A £210,000 scheme to improve Falmouth's sewer network is taking place this autumn.
Scheme to improve Lyme Regis' sewer network
6 October 2011
An £85,000 scheme to improve Lyme Regis' sewer network is taking place this autumn.
Wind powers water treatment works in North Cornwall
6 October 2011
Wind power is being harnessed in Cornwall to help produce top-quality drinking water.
Cullompton sewer improvements
5 October 2011
A £2.8 million scheme to improve Cullompton's sewer network is starting this autumn.
Beach Live winter service and expansion
3 October 2011
South West Water is to expand its new live information website on bathing water quality for beach users next year and will keep the service running through this winter.



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