2019 News (Environment)

South West Water marks National Tree Week with promise to plant 100,000 trees

South West Water is announcing ambitious plans to plant at least 100,000 trees over the next 10 years.


South West beaches clean up with best-ever bathing water quality results

All of Cornwall’s beaches have passed tough bathing water quality standards, according to figures published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs today.


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.


Giant crayfish sculpture installed at Roadford reservoir

Roadford reservoir has an eye-catching new resident – a six-foot wooden sculpture of an American signal crayfish.


Making every drop count during Water Saving Week and beyond

South West Water staff are setting a good example during Water Saving Week by reducing their own water use.


Exmouth café joins the growing ReFill Revolution to combat pollution from plastic bottles

The Sundowners café in Exmouth is the latest location in Devon to join a growing campaign which reduces pollution from discarded plastic bottles by allowing people to top-up their refillable bottles with free tap water.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Devon’s ‘largest ever’ fatberg discovered in Sidmouth sewer

An unwanted Christmas present of hardened fat, oil and wet-wipes longer than six double-decker buses, has been discovered in a Sidmouth sewer under The Esplanade.