Latest news (Saving water)

Children to discover the value of water with exciting new educational visitor centre

South West Water is mixing education with enjoyment in a new interactive visitor centre designed to teach children and future generations about the value of water.


South West Water is looking to fund new water-saving projects

From drought tolerant gardens and water butts in community allotments to educational displays in schools, South West Water is looking to support local projects with its new £75,000-a-year Water-Saving Community Fund.


Tap water is precious – use less, save more

The recent warm, dry weather, coupled with people spending more time at home and in the garden, is increasing demand for water across the region.


Play your part, be water smart

As the region prepares to welcome millions of holidaymakers over the school summer break, South West Water is asking everyone to play their part and be water smart.


Making every drop count during Water Saving Week and beyond

Water Saving Week brought out the competitive nature in staff and directors at South West Water who took on the challenge to use less than 100 litres a day (per person in household).


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.


Weekly dry weather update: 2 August 2018

Recent rainfall has temporarily reduced demand for water, giving South West Water’s treatment works, pumps and staff a welcome respite after weeks of hot, dry weather.


Weekly dry weather update: 26 July 2018

After weeks of hot, dry weather and increased demand for water, the region’s total reservoir storage has dipped below last summer’s levels for the first time this year.


Weekly dry weather update: 20 July 2018

As the region prepares to welcome millions of holidaymakers over the school summer break, South West Water is asking everyone to use water wisely.


Weekly dry weather update: 13 July 2018

Water is always a precious resource and we encourage our customers to use it wisely, whatever the weather. This helps to keep customer bills down and protects the environment.


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.


Exmouth pilots new ways to reduce flooding

   An underground rain water harvesting tank being installed in Exmouth Residents in Exmouth are playing a part in a pilot scheme to reduce the risk of flooding by participating in an innovative rainwater harvesting project funded by South West Water.