2018 News (Environment)

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.


Tiny mite could prove a ‘mighty’ weapon in the fight against one of the UK’s most invasive weeds

Scientists are stepping up the fight against one of the UK’s most invasive non-native aquatic weeds and an old garden favourite.


Explore behind the scenes at South West Water this September

South West Water is inviting the public to explore behind the scenes during England’s largest celebration of culture and heritage. The company is offering an exciting opportunity to explore local heritage sites including England’s first hydro-electricity station and a pumping station which operates underneath the feet of beach...


Gold award for sustainable rain garden

Image credits: RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Devon garden designer Tom Simpson has struck gold with his first show garden supported by South West Water at the first day of the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show yesterday (Monday 3 July). The South West Water Green Garden showcases attributes of a sustainable rain garden,...


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.


Heading into the water this spring? Check Clean Dry

  South West Water's non-native invasive species expert, Kate Hills If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands set to enjoy the South West’s lakes this spring and summer, the Check Clean Dry initiative can help prevent the spread of problematic invasive species across the region, says South West Water.


South West Water supports Devon garden designer at prestigious flower show

Devon garden designer Tom Simpson is being supported by South West Water as he creates his first Show Garden at the prestigious Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which runs from 3 to 8 July 2018.


South West leading the charge to cut plastic bottle use by millions

A campaign which began life in Cornwall has attracted the support of water companies and retailers nationwide.