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Climate Change & Net Zero

Our promise to the planet a carbon busting net zero plan.

It takes a lot of energy to make drinking water, and to treat and return wastewater back into our environment.


Our mission?

To bust our operational carbon emissions and hit net zero by 2030.


What does Net Zero mean to us?

It means cutting up to 100,000 tonnes in carbon emissions. We’re focusing on how we create and use energy in the most efficient way and how we can innovatively use our local environment to reverse carbon emissions for decades to come. Luckily for us, the South West provides us with everything we need; from renewable energy sources (plenty of sun, wind and water), to our natural peatlands which, when healthy, can store vast quantities of CO2 . As well as our carbon busting plans we’ve also teamed up with Exeter University, creating a new state-of-the-art research facility called CREWW. Through this unique partnership we’ll solve some of the biggest environmental challenges; floods droughts, and rising sea levels



So, what are we doing?


tick.png Improving energy efficiency for our water and wastewater treatment processes
tick.png Switching to a 100% electric car and van fleet by 2030
tick.png Purchasing 100% renewable electricity
tick.png Recovering energy from the wastewater sludge that arrives at our works
tick.png Reducing leaks and helping customers to use less water
tick.png Leading the way in natural carbon sequestration through peatland restoration
tick.png Planting 250,000 trees by 2025
tick.png Working with our supply chain partners to provide lower carbon contracted services






What are we doing?

Read our latest articles to find out more...

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