Ancient water ceremony honours legacy of Sir Francis Drake

The Lord Mayor of Plymouth and the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon were among the civic dignitaries and guests who gathered to mark the 'Traditional Survey of the Waterworks and Fishing Feast' at Burrator Reservoir, near Plymouth, on Saturday (5 July).


Even cleaner seas for South East Cornwall

The final phases of a £4.9million scheme to deliver even cleaner seas off South East Cornwall start on Monday (23 June).


South West Water joins new industry skills partnership

South West Water has joined a new Government and employer partnership to help strengthen the UK's energy and utility workforce.


Even cleaner seas for Torbay

Preliminary work begins in Abbey Park, Torquay, today, ready for a major engineering scheme to start later this month.


£2million flood alleviation scheme for Colebrook starts this month

Work starts this month on a major flood alleviation scheme in Colebrook, near Plympton.


Award-winning bathing water quality website switches back on

South West Water's award-winning bathing water quality website BeachLive( has gone live, ready for the start of the bathing water season on 15 May.


Draft Determination by Ofwat on South West Water's Business Plan to 2020

In one of the final stages of the price-setting process, the water industry regulator Ofwat has today published its Draft Determination based on South West Water's Business Plan to 2020, which could see the average household bill fall by up to 13%* below inflation by the end of the decade.


Rare wildlife finds a home at Park Lake

A former mining landscape on Bodmin Moor is becoming an important home for rare wild flowers, dragonflies, butterflies, bees and birds - as well as an important source of water for Cornwall.


Meet the team improving bathing water quality in Looe

Residents are invited to find out more about a major engineering scheme in Liskeard, which starts in June.


Ilfracombe sewer network gets a spring clean

A build-up of fat, food waste and other debris will be sucked from the sewers beneath Ilfracombe over the next few weeks.


Green light for business plan

South West Water's business plan for 2015-20 today received a big vote of confidence from Ofwat, the independent industry regulator.


Seaton pupils get an A+ for H2O on World Water Day

Pupils at Seaton Primary School in East Devon have been learning how to purify water in the build up to World Water Day this Saturday (22 March).