2018 News (Drinking water services)

Wrap up your pipes to avoid problems this winter

Wrapping up your pipes now could save money in the long-term and prevent an unwelcome surprise this winter, advises South West Water.


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.


Customers share water-saving advice

Hundreds of South West Water customers have put pen to paper and fingers to keyboard to share their top water-saving tips.


Weekly dry weather update: 16 August 2018

Our customers have been helping save water this summer. South West Water is inviting customers to share their tips for saving water in the garden to be in with a chance of winning one of 30 free water butts.


Weekly dry weather update: 10 August 2018

New figures released by South West Water show how demand for water skyrocketed in July, following a month of near record-breaking temperatures.


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...


Water tower’s new look

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


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.


Return to normal water service in Tiverton area

Water supplies have returned to normal in the Tiverton area today.


UPDATE: Potential low pressure / loss of water in Tiverton area

A flood at Allers Water Treatment Works, near Tiverton, has caused three pumps to fail.