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100% of the South West’s bathing waters pass stringent standards

Today Defra has announced updated bathing water results. These show that for the first time1, 100% of the classified bathing waters in the South West have passed their stringent standards, with 98% rated as or ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’, compared to c.28% in 1991.


South West Water expands graduate recruitment programme with up to 25 new places

South West Water is looking to attract more talented individuals to its graduate management programme for 2022, with up to 25 full-time, permanent places available in a range of roles across the business.


South West Water issues advice to customers to fight the freeze and wrap up pipes this cold snap

With temperatures starting to drop, South West Water is reminding customers of the importance of being prepared for the colder weather ahead.


Charity providing companionship for the elderly is one of over 50 good causes to receive South West Water funding in 2021

A charity providing activities and support for the elderly in the fight against loneliness and isolation has been awarded vital funding by South West Water’s Neighbourhood Fund.


Festive Fatbergs: South West could fill over 2,800 bathtubs with fat from Christmas turkeys

South West Water is urging customers to avoid a foul festive season this Christmas by preventing cooking fats, oils and greases from going down the sink.


Pioneering new collaborative research centre a step closer with 25-year agreement

South West Water and the University of Exeter have marked major progress towards a new collaborative research centre with the signing of a 25-year partnership agreement confirming more than £20 million of funding from South West Water.


Exeter based Pennon Group’s results show continued support for the South West and communities across the region

Pennon Group, owner of South West Water, has today issued Half Year results with a resilient performance as Pennon continues to invest in the region, tackle climate change and protect and enhance the natural environment.


Net Zero Pioneers help us race to Net Zero

By Alex Khan   Net Zero Pioneers were under starters orders at Exeter Racecourse for the second of 4 training sessions. The going was good so with 4 races on the card we were braced for a fast-paced afternoon.


Net Zero Pioneers kick off thought-provoking seminar

It was scrum-down for the Net Zero Pioneers for a line-out alongside the new graduates at Exeter Chiefs Sandy Park Stadium.  With a grandstand view of the pitch and the low autumn sun glinting off the Exe Estuary, the Baxter Suite was a wonderful setting for a thought-provoking seminar. South West Water’s Net Zero Pioneers are a...


Football’s future stars are dressed for success thanks to South West Water funding

A local under 6’s football team is dressed for success with a brand-new training kit from funding awarded by South West Water.


Net Zero: Championing the transition to clean energy

As mentioned in our last blog, climate change is becoming more and more important, as is the need for businesses to take action. One of the ways in which businesses can do this is by transitioning to clean energy.


South West Water holds the water industry’s first customer AGM

South West Water has held the water industry’s first ever Customer AGM, as part of its innovative and pioneering WaterShare+ scheme. The scheme was built with a commitment to holding a Customer AGM, with this year’s event taking place at Pynes Water Treatment Works in Exeter on Wednesday 10 November.