Latest news (Leaks)

Low pressure / loss of water in Tiverton area

We would like to apologise to customers in the Tiverton area who may experience low pressure or loss of water later on today. A burst pipe has caused flooding at Allers Water Treatment Works that is resulting in difficulties supplying water. We anticipate that it could be several hours until the situation is resolved.

19/03/2018

Cold weather advice from South West Water

South West Water is advising customers to be prepared for more cold weather predicted for this weekend across the south west. Customer Services Director Jo Ecroyd said: “During very cold weather, frozen pipes and the subsequent thaw can be a problem across both customers’ own pipe-work and across the mains network.

15/03/2018

Topsham Road, Exeter: UPDATE 2 March 2018

Work to reinstate Topsham Road in Exeter is due to start tomorrow (Saturday).

02/03/2018

Reducing leakage

Continuing to reduce leakage is a top priority for South West Water and our customers. 

22/11/2017

Repair of burst main on Exeter Road, Newton Poppleford A3052

South West Water is repairing a burst water main on Exeter Road, Newton Poppleford on the A3052 at Bridge end (EX10 0NQ). The burst was reported to us  this morning. 

10/08/2017

South West Water testing drones for leak detection

South West Water is working with the University of Exeter to test the use of drone technology and thermal imaging for leak detection.

13/12/2016

Emergency road closure - Magdalen Street, Exeter

Exeter drivers are asked to allow more time for journeys today due to emergency repairs to a burst water main.

08/11/2016

No water restrictions in the South West this summer

The water company supplying Devon and Cornwall says it does not envisage water restrictions in the region this summer.

09/07/2015

Get ready for winter, advises South West Water

As winter begins to tighten its icy grip, South West Water is advising customers to take precautions to avoid leaks and burst water pipes.

03/12/2014