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Reliable wastewater network and treatment

From the moment you flush the loo, empty the bath, or wash your clothes; the water you’ve used must travel through our wastewater network and needs to be treated and tested, ensuring it’s clean and safe enough before returning to the environment.

The South West is beautiful, there’s nowhere else quite like it! But it’s this unique beauty that makes managing our region’s wastewater services a hugely challenging operation compared to most of England.

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Did you know?

In the South West we need many more treatment works and pipes for our wastewater network compared to other regions in the UK.  Our network in numbers:

636

million litres of wastewater treated every day

1,222

pumping stations keep the network flowing

653

wastewater treatment works operated and maintained

100%

water quality standards achieved at our bathing beaches

19,049

kilometers of pipework to move wastewater around the region

 

 

 

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What are we doing?

Read our latest articles to find out more...

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