2021 News

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.


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.


South West Water welcomes new graduates as part of ambitious target to invest in new talent

One of the largest companies in the South West is boosting the region’s economy and investing in new talent, by welcoming its first intake of graduates as part of ambitious new targets.


South West Water secure £9m funding to tackle climate change alongside the South West Peatland Partnership

Awarded by Natural England’s Nature for Climate Peatland Restoration scheme, the funding was secured by South West Water on behalf of the South West Peatland Partnership and will help restore 2,634 hectares of damaged peatland in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, saving a total of 652,625 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.


South West Water is investing in essential sewer replacement in Plymouth

South West Water will begin essential work next week to replace a section of sewer on Saltash Road in Pennycomequick, Plymouth, to improve the service to residents in the area.