Blog 2022

Welcome to 2022’s Water Saving Week!

Welcome to 2022’s Water Saving Week! Water Saving Week is an annual event to raise awareness of the issues and challenges around water and its use. It’s the brainchild of Waterwise UK. Waterwise UK is an independent organisation which shares ideas, promotes efficient products and services, and champions initiatives which will help...

Marcus’ guide to biodiversity at a wastewater treatment works!

What comes to mind when you think of wastewater treatment works? Flowers, ducklings and bees? No? Our Marcus is one of our Catchment Operators based in Crediton, and he’s got an amazing ability to see life and beauty wherever he looks on site. “It’s amazing what you can see if you just stop and really look for a while,” he...

No horsing around here! Our Amber helps farmers all over the region.

Have you ever just stopped and marvelled at the patchwork fields that blanket the South West’s hills? Whether it be the bright, almost glowing, green grazing fields; the garish yellow rapeseed fields; the warm gold wheat fields; or the promise that lies in a freshly ploughed one – the landscape just wouldn’t be the same without...

Can a river have a voice?

Saving water is an increasingly important thing for us all to do. For those living alongside bodies of water, the river, lake, or sea becomes an integral part of their lives. And the effects of climate change and the increasing demand on supply is becoming dramatically evident to them. Isabel and Sally, from The Bioregional Learning...

Batty about bats!

Bats are coming out of hibernation and may be seen flying around in the early evening, just after sunset, but how much do you know about these amazing creatures and how we look after them?

Behind the Barriers: Bude gets an upgrade!

Bude, with its sweeping beaches, meta-stone cliffs and seemingly endless, green countryside is a beautiful place to live and visit. It is currently home to just over 10,500 people, but when summer hits, the town becomes a very popular tourist destination, and its population increases dramatically. With this number set to get bigger...

Mary Tavy allotment holders get their hands dirty to save water and their plants!

Cabbages, courgettes, carrots and artichokes. Raspberries, apples, blackberries and strawberries. Bursting with flavour and fresh off the land. The plot holders at Mary Tavy Victory Memorial Ground  Allotments enjoyed bumper crops last year and were looking forward to more in the future. But their achievements didn’t come without...

A day in the life of Maggie, our Environment Action Co-ordinator!

On the 4th March 2022 a group of us from across the company headed out to Park Lake on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, on a mission to plant 500 trees. There were people from the Estates, Commercial, Property, Drinking Water, Asset Management, Communications and Natural Resources teams! Professional tree-planter, Steve gave us all a...

Behind the Barriers: Our Dawlish Engineering Project

Strolling along the riverbank in Dawlish near the Town Council, with its sweeping lawns; merry steps of waterfalls; and palm leaves rustling in the breeze; you wouldn’t have thought that a few months ago it was the site of a massive operation to upgrade our sewer network.

Wonford Planters see a tree-mendous transformation in Exeter!

Gardening brings joy to many people. Meet Jenny, someone who uses her skills in the garden to bring that same joy to others. Jenny, and her group of fellow community gardeners, Wonford Planters, has been bloomin’ marvellous in transforming a small area of overgrown public land into an incredible pocket park. You won’t believe the...

Ladies in lab coats

Our labs make sure that the quality of the water across the South West is tip-top. Whether that water is in the enviornment or coming out of your tap. With over 1 million tests done per year (that’s over 2,700 per day!) our labs are extremely busy places to be, making sure that your water meets all the regulatory standards it needs...

Meet Nancy!

Nancy joined the company back in September on our Operational Management Graduate Scheme. I caught up with Nancy to learn more about what she’s been up to.