2021 News

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.


Net Zero Pioneers: Adapting internally to climate solutions

With the start of COP26, the issue of climate change has never been more in focus. Countries only have only a limited time in which to act if are to stave off the worst effects of climate change. In fact, many climate experts have predicted that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the crisis, and that we will have...


Why we’re proud to receive the Fair Tax Mark

Written by Marie Pearse, Head of Tax at Pennon.  Transparency and societal contribution are key to operating as a responsible business. As a top FTSE 250 UK-focussed company, we take this responsibility seriously and a big part of this is ensuring we pay the right amount of tax, in the right way, at the right time.


Milestone moment as South West Water celebrates 100,000 hectares of land restored, protected and enhanced to benefit the region’s river quality

100,000 hectares of land restored, protected and enhanced since 2015 for South West Water’s Upstream Thinking programme Over £20 million invested in protecting water quality in the South West since 2010 Worked with 864 farms to deliver plans and provide £1.72 million in grants for farmers and landowners to improve river water...


Exeter rugby team look the part thanks to South West Water grant for new shirts

A local U13’s rugby team can smarten up after matches thanks to new match dinner shirts from funding awarded by South West Water.