Mousehole update

While investigating a leak in the grounds of the Old Coastguard Hotel, Mousehole, on Monday 21 May, we identified a burst on a section of badly damaged sewer.


Think before you flush at Blue Flag beaches

Visitors to some of Cornwall’s most iconic beauty spots are being reminded to think before they flush this summer.


26million Plymouth wastewater upgrades complete

A £26million project to improve water quality in the Plymouth Sound and maintain excellent bathing water quality for the city’s two beaches has been successfully completed.


£2million funding boost for ambitious Three Moors project

An ambitious three-year project to restore peatland on the South West’s iconic moors has been awarded £2million.


South West Water’s customer service recognised with national accreditation

South West Water’s customer service team has been awarded a prestigious accreditation from The Institute of Customer Service. The nationally recognised ServiceMark accreditation was officially presented to South West Water’s Customer Service Director Jo Ecroyd and Managing Director Stephen Bird at South West Water's headquarters in...


Water tower’s new look

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


Innovation award success for South West Water

A campaign urging customers to think before they flush has been crowned the winner of the Institute of Water’s South West Area Innovation Awards 2018.


South Devon UTC students turn into engineers for the week

  Pictured: work experience students Alex Martin, 18, Charlie Ford, 18, Shaun Adams, 16, and George West, 17   Students from South Devon University Technology College (UTC) swapped textbooks for hard hats during their engineering based work experience with South West Water this week.


South West Water's Catchment Management Scheme recognised by prestigious responsible business awards

  South West Water’s catchment management scheme has been recognised by the UK’s longest running awards programme which champions responsible business in the UK and abroad. 


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...


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.


Kitchen fitter fined for illegal use of lead solder on water pipe

South West Water is urging people not to use potentially toxic lead solder to connect metal pipes supplying drinking water, or they could run the risk of prosecution. Lead-free solder should always be used for drinking water connections.