2018 News (Drinking water services)
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.
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.
Major investment benefits South Devon’s tap water
The new ultraviolet disinfection system A £6million project will deliver even better drinking water to customers in South Devon from today (13 June 2018). South West Water has invested £6million at Tottiford Water Treatment Works, near Bovey Tracey, to install six new granular activated carbon filters, a new pumping station and...
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...
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.