Combating plastic pollution
Environment , Drinking water services
Press release issued by Polzeath Marine Conservation group: The popular Cornish resort, Polzeath, has taken a major step to stop plastic bottles being discarded on its beach by installing a drinking water refill point on its seafront - the first in the country to do so. There will be an official opening ceremony at 3pm on April 7 by...
Exmouth pilots new ways to reduce flooding
Environment , Water strategy , Upstream Thinking , Downstream Thinking , Sustainability , Saving water
An underground rain water harvesting tank being installed in Exmouth Residents in Exmouth are playing a part in a pilot scheme to reduce the risk of flooding by participating in an innovative rainwater harvesting project funded by South West Water.
Kitchen fitter fined for illegal use of lead solder on water pipe
Drinking water services
South West Water is urging people not to use potentially toxic lead solder to connect metal pipes supplying drinking water, or they could run the risk of prosecution. Lead-free solder should always be used for drinking water connections.
'GET INTO WATER’ AND HAVE YOUR SAY ON SOUTH WEST WATER’S PROPOSALS FOR 2020-25
South West Water has published its business proposals for the period 2020-2025 and is inviting customers to have their say. A major reduction in leakage, faster response times to water supply incidents, 100% compliance with wastewater standards and significant investment to prevent pollution are among the key ‘next steps’ being...
Heading into the water this spring? Check Clean Dry
Environment , Water strategy , Upstream Thinking , Sustainability
South West Water's non-native invasive species expert, Kate Hills If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands set to enjoy the South West’s lakes this spring and summer, the Check Clean Dry initiative can help prevent the spread of problematic invasive species across the region, says South West Water.