Latest news (Drinking water services)

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.

25/03/2019

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

Mayflower marks million-hour milestone

Workers building a new £60million state-of-the-art water treatment works for Plymouth and the surrounding area raised their hard hats in celebration to mark a million hours worked since construction started.

28/02/2019

Wrap up your pipes to avoid problems this winter

Wrapping up your pipes now could save money in the long-term and prevent an unwelcome surprise this winter, advises South West Water.

23/11/2018

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

Customers share water-saving advice

Hundreds of South West Water customers have put pen to paper and fingers to keyboard to share their top water-saving tips.

14/09/2018

Weekly dry weather update: 16 August 2018

Our customers have been helping save water this summer. South West Water is inviting customers to share their tips for saving water in the garden to be in with a chance of winning one of 30 free water butts.

16/08/2018

Weekly dry weather update: 10 August 2018

New figures released by South West Water show how demand for water skyrocketed in July, following a month of near record-breaking temperatures.

10/08/2018

Use water wisely as demand rises and South West Water steps up supply

South West Water has been producing an extra 54 million litres of water a day on average to meet the increased demand from customers across Devon and Cornwall as a result of the heatwave, and is asking customers to use water wisely.

29/06/2018

Major investment benefits South Devon’s tap water

   The new ultraviolet disinfection system    A £6million project will deliver even better drinking water to customers in South Devon from today (13 June 2018). South West Water has invested £6million at Tottiford Water Treatment Works, near Bovey Tracey, to install six new granular activated carbon filters, a new pumping station and...

15/06/2018

Water tower’s new look

  A Newton Ferrers landmark has been given an eye-catching facelift thanks to support from the local community.

04/05/2018

Combating plastic pollution

Press release issued by Polzeath Marine Conservation group: The popular Cornish resort, Polzeath, has taken a major step to stop plastic bottles being discarded on its beach by installing a drinking water refill point on its seafront - the first in the country to do so. There will be an official opening ceremony at 3pm on April 7 by...

05/04/2018