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Award-winning Exmoor Mires Partnership has progress captured on camera

Photos of Exmoor have been replicated to show the progress of the award-winning Exmoor Mires Partnership since the project began over a decade ago.


RNLI: South West Water helps children learn to Swim Safe

South West Water is helping to fund the RNLI and Swim England’s Swim Safe programme this summer, to teach children from 7 to 14 how to swim safely in open water.


South West Water to open its doors to the public this September

South West Water is inviting the public to explore behind the scenes at eight different sites during England’s largest celebration of culture and heritage – Heritage Open Days.


Survey reveals high levels of satisfaction with multi-award-winning Upstream Thinking project

According to recent research, 94% of surveyed farmers are pleased South West Water is getting involved in helping farms explore how to protect the environment through their catchment management project.


Local businesses encouraged to help ‘stop the block’

South West Water is launching its Think Sink campaign for businesses this month to remind food service establishments of their responsibilities regarding the proper disposal of fat, oil, grease and food waste. 


Don’t put public water supply at risk or you could face prosecution, warns South West Water

South West Water is urging businesses not to steal water from its public supply network or they could run the risk of prosecution. A standpipe hire service is available instead.


Focused on protecting the environment this summer

Perry Hobbs, Head of Environment, talks about the work that goes on behind the scenes to manage the region's water and wastewater services over the challenging summer months


Major investment at North Devon reservoir

Visitors to Wistlandpound reservoir in North Devon today (24 July) were treated to an unusual sight as South West Water deployed a crane to place a new piece of equipment in the lake.


Play your part, be water smart

As the region prepares to welcome millions of holidaymakers over the school summer break, South West Water is asking everyone to play their part and be water smart.


£10 million funding for pioneering new Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste announced

A £10.5 million investment will fund a pioneering new collaborative research centre, designed to solve some of the most pressing global environmental challenges of our time.


Enjoy the scenery safely

Reservoirs are beautiful – but can also be dangerous.  South West Water and South West Lakes Trust are appealing for visitors to reservoirs and lakes in the region to keep themselves safe.


South West Water and Recycle Devon encourage Exeter shoppers to show they’ve #GotTheBottle to prevent plastic pollution

As part of the award-winning ReFill campaign, South West Water is taking further steps to make tap water more freely available, helping to reduce litter from single-use plastic bottles and keep people healthy and hydrated when out and about.