2019 News

Meet Doug: The tunnelling dragon speeding up roadworks in Plymouth

Doug, a tunnelling ‘dragon’, is helping to speed up construction work and prevent road closures in Plymouth. Doug, a tunnelling hand shield named by year 6 pupil Rosie Denham at Lipson Vale Primary School, is being put to work for South West Water’s ongoing Lipson Vale bathing water scheme, part of a £28m investment in Plymouth’s...

15/03/2019

South West Water wins top customer service award

South West Water has been recognised for excellent customer service at the 2019 UK Customer Satisfaction Awards.

08/03/2019

South West Water leads ReFill revolution to combat plastic pollution

South West Water is making 3,000 refillable bottles available to communities in Devon and Cornwall in a bid to combat pollution from single-use plastic bottles.

04/03/2019

Lakeside Energy from Waste to consult on replacement facility

Proposals to replace the existing Lakeside Energy from Waste (EfW) facility - and high temperature incinerator (HTI) - will be on display at two public consultation exhibitions on Wednesday 13 and Thursday, 14 March 2019.

28/02/2019

Mayflower marks million-hour milestone

Workers building a new £60million state-of-the-art water treatment works for Plymouth and the surrounding area raised their hard hats in celebration to mark a million hours worked since construction started.

28/02/2019

Work starts on £1.4million flood alleviation scheme in Plymstock

A £1.4million scheme to protect homes and roads from flooding in Plymstock starts next month.

26/02/2019

Wildlife and water benefits from peatland restoration on Bodmin Moor

Snipe, curlew, dragonflies and sphagnum mosses are just some of the species that will benefit from recent restoration work carried out on Bodmin Moor.

12/02/2019

Average South West Water bill lower than 10 years ago

The average South West Water bill for 2019/20 will be lower than it was 10 years ago. 

06/02/2019

SOUTH WEST WATER’S PLAN GETS GREEN LIGHT FROM OFWAT & SETS “A NEW STANDARD FOR THE SECTOR”

South West Water’s 2020-25 business plan today got the thumbs up from industry regulator Ofwat, who said it “set a new standard for the sector”. Customers can look forward to lower bills, further investment, a unique share offering and more control in how the water company is run.

31/01/2019

South West Water backs Year of Green Action

An action-packed programme of environmental events open to staff and members of the public is planned by South West Water this year.

25/01/2019

Students from Langley, Slough and Windsor schools develop exciting projects to increase recycling and save energy in their schools

Teachers and students from four local schools topped the bill when TV maths legend Johnny Ball – father of Radio 2’s new Breakfast Show host Zoe Ball – judged Colnbrook based Lakeside Energy from Waste’s (EfW) competition for up and coming scientists and technologists.

22/01/2019

Protected species thrive at Burrator thanks to batty volunteers

An eight-year project to install and monitor bat boxes at Burrator reservoir has provided valuable insight into the activities and preferences of eight protected species.

14/01/2019