Latest news and blogs

Meet our water-saving champion, Nick!

Back in 2020, our Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Nick, got a very big shock. Learning that the average person in the South West uses 150 litres of water every day, Nick was more than confident that his household of two would be using a lot less. “We thought we were a pretty average household, and pretty careful with our water...


My Pride Story: Simon

I want to start this blog post by asking a question: how many of you reading would feel uncomfortable at work talking about your partner? I'd hazard that perhaps for most, you wouldn't necessarily give it much thought: you'd perhaps say on a Monday morning that you did something with your significant other or family over the weekend...


New beach safety app to launch pilot on three Cornish beaches this summer

A new app designed to improve survival rates for coastal incidents and enable better decision making when visiting the coast is being piloted on three Cornish beaches this summer.


Exeter based Pennon Group’s results show continued support for region’s communities, customers and environment

Pennon Group, owner of South West Water, has today announced its Full Year Results with good momentum delivering on its strategy, providing ongoing support to customers and continued investment in protecting and enhancing the South West’s environment.


Croyde Surf Life Saving Club celebrates 60 years with new HQ

Croyde Surf Life Saving Club will celebrate its 60th year with new headquarters double the size of its previous site.


Work to protect excellent bathing waters in Dawlish is complete

South West Water has completed work on a scheme to upgrade sections of the sewerage network in Dawlish as part of an ongoing commitment to protect bathing water and the environment while reducing pollution.


South West Water switches to 100% renewable source electricity in Net Zero drive

South West Water has taken a huge step towards becoming Net Zero by 2030 after switching to 100% renewable source electricity.


Tackling invasive non-native species to help protect our wetlands

Amongst habitat loss, fragmentation, pollution and climate change, invasive non-native species are one of the topmost serious threats to biodiversity in the UK. In fact, invasive species are just as heavily affecting our economy and health. But what are invasive species and what can we do to limit their invasion?


Decorative bench to raise awareness of invasive fish species in Cornwall

A new decorative bench has been installed at Cornwall’s Siblyback Lake as a novel way to raise awareness of the threats posed by the predatory invasive non-native species, the ruffe.


Elysium Great West Run announces free water refills for runners

The Elysium Great West Run 2022 has announced it is partnering with South West Water to provide free drinking water for runners at this weekend’s event.


South West Water proud to support the return of Exeter Pride

Exeter Pride has announced a new partnership with South West Water that will see free drinking water for attendees at this year’s event.


South West Water reopens community fund to support water-saving projects

South West Water is taking new applications for its successful Water-Saving Community Fund to help support local projects with water-saving initiatives.