Latest news (Drinking water services)

Vandals damage important water infrastructure

South West Water is urging members of the public to help protect essential water supply infrastructure by reporting vandalism.


South West Water takes major step in controlling bursts and reducing service interruptions

South West Water has become the first UK water company to become self-sufficient in installing Advanced Valve Technologies’ (AVT) EZ Valve™ kits, acquiring new equipment and expertise to help control burst situations and reduce service interruptions to customers.


Runner goes extra 13.1 miles to spread water-saving message

A running tap will be highlighting the importance of using water wisely during the Great West Run on Sunday.


Major investment at North Devon reservoir

Visitors to Wistlandpound reservoir in North Devon today (24 July) were treated to an unusual sight as South West Water deployed a crane to place a new piece of equipment in the lake.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.