Available and sufficient resources

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Avoiding restrictions on the water you use while managing and delivering the region’s supplies as efficiently as possible.

There have been no restrictions on the use of water supplies (e.g. hosepipe bans) for South West Water customers since 1996 and we work hard to ensure water is always available for you to use.This includes forecasting and monitoring as well as investment in our networks and pumping water to where it is needed most.

The population of the region is set to increase significantly over the next 30 years and with extreme weather events, such as drought, likely to be more common, this will have an increased impact on our water resources. The challenge will be to ensure that water scarcity is never an issue.

Did you know?

South West Water has met its targets for leakage every year since they were introduced.

Our goals for 2050

  • Improve natural storage by managing wetland areas on the region’s moors
  • Have the ability to move surplus water around the region, and the wider South West, to make sure we are all resilient to drought
  • Work with you to make sure we all use water efficiently and protect natural resources for future generations
Business Plan 2020-2025