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RNLI: South West Water helps children learn to Swim Safe

South West Water is helping to fund the RNLI and Swim England’s Swim Safe programme this summer, to teach children from 7 to 14 how to swim safely in open water.

05/08/2019

Don’t put public water supply at risk or you could face prosecution, warns South West Water

South West Water is urging businesses not to steal water from its public supply network or they could run the risk of prosecution. A standpipe hire service is available instead.

29/07/2019

Focused on protecting the environment this summer

Perry Hobbs, Head of Environment, talks about the work that goes on behind the scenes to manage the region's water and wastewater services over the challenging summer months

26/07/2019

£10 million funding for pioneering new Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste announced

A £10.5 million investment will fund a pioneering new collaborative research centre, designed to solve some of the most pressing global environmental challenges of our time.

10/07/2019

Enjoy the scenery safely

Reservoirs are beautiful – but can also be dangerous.  South West Water and South West Lakes Trust are appealing for visitors to reservoirs and lakes in the region to keep themselves safe.

02/07/2019

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’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 supports World Toilet Day

620 million children globally do not have access to a decent toilet at school, harming their education, health and life chances, according to a new WaterAid report.

19/11/2018

BEACHWISE: Cornwall’s bathing waters score a 100% pass rate against tougher new standards for the third consecutive year

For the third year running, 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.

15/11/2018

SOUTH WEST WATER PLEDGES LOWER BILLS, EXTRA INVESTMENT & SHARES FOR CUSTOMERS IN RADICAL ‘NEW DEAL’

Bills to be lower by 2025 than in 2010 £1billion+ to improve services and protect the environment £20million stake for customers, plus enhanced scheme to share success

03/09/2018

Explore behind the scenes at South West Water this September

South West Water is inviting the public to explore behind the scenes during England’s largest celebration of culture and heritage. The company is offering an exciting opportunity to explore local heritage sites including England’s first hydro-electricity station and a pumping station which operates underneath the feet of beach...

07/08/2018