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Milestone moment as South West Water celebrates 100,000 hectares of land restored, protected and enhanced to benefit the region’s river quality

100,000 hectares of land restored, protected and enhanced since 2015 for South West Water’s Upstream Thinking programme Over £20 million invested in protecting water quality in the South West since 2010 Worked with 864 farms to deliver plans and provide £1.72 million in grants for farmers and landowners to improve river water...


Exeter rugby team look the part thanks to South West Water grant for new shirts

A local U13’s rugby team can smarten up after matches thanks to new match dinner shirts from funding awarded by South West Water.


South West Water welcomes new graduates as part of ambitious target to invest in new talent

One of the largest companies in the South West is boosting the region’s economy and investing in new talent, by welcoming its first intake of graduates as part of ambitious new targets.


South West Water secure £9m funding to tackle climate change alongside the South West Peatland Partnership

Awarded by Natural England’s Nature for Climate Peatland Restoration scheme, the funding was secured by South West Water on behalf of the South West Peatland Partnership and will help restore 2,634 hectares of damaged peatland in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, saving a total of 652,625 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.


South West Water is investing in essential sewer replacement in Plymouth

South West Water will begin essential work next week to replace a section of sewer on Saltash Road in Pennycomequick, Plymouth, to improve the service to residents in the area.


Unique washdown facility to protect against invasive species at Devon’s largest lake

Angling and water sports visitors to Devon’s largest lake are being urged to help protect native wildlife, recreational activities and the water supply by using a new, first of its kind washdown facility.


South West Water funding to provide fun and progressive activities for children with special needs

Children with special needs and disabilities will enjoy year-round support through out of school activities in Exeter thanks to a £5,000 grant from South West Water.


Disabled children and young people set to benefit from South West Water grant

A Cornish charity service that supports disabled children and young people has been awarded funding by South West Water to provide short breaks this summer and autumn


Children to discover the value of water with exciting new educational visitor centre

South West Water is mixing education with enjoyment in a new interactive visitor centre designed to teach children and future generations about the value of water.


South West Water to protect excellent bathing waters in Dawlish

As part of an ongoing commitment to protect the environment, reduce pollution and protect bathing waters, South West Water has begun work on a scheme to upgrade parts of the sewerage network in Dawlish.


South West Water Green Recovery investment creating 500 new jobs

South West Water is pleased to welcome the decision of its Green Recovery Initiative by the regulator Ofwat.


Devon schoolchildren set to benefit from South West Water grant

Hundreds of pupils across 12 Devon primary schools will benefit from assemblies designed to inspire young people and destigmatise mental health, thanks to funding from South West Water.