Latest news (Environment)

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.

18/06/2019

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.

13/05/2019

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.

24/04/2019

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.

09/04/2019

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.

04/03/2019

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.

12/02/2019

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.

25/01/2019

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.

14/01/2019

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. 

08/01/2019

South West Water champions ReFill revolution to reduce litter from single-use plastic bottles

South West Water is behind a national campaign by water companies to make tap water more freely available, helping to reduce litter from single-use plastic bottles and keeping people healthy and hydrated when out and about.

27/09/2018

Tiny mite could prove a ‘mighty’ weapon in the fight against one of the UK’s most invasive weeds

Scientists are stepping up the fight against one of the UK’s most invasive non-native aquatic weeds and an old garden favourite.

12/09/2018

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