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New Covid-safe outdoor space for Sparkwell residents made possible thanks to South West Water

New Covid-safe outdoor space for Sparkwell residents made possible thanks to SWW

A community hall in Devon has received funding to improve its outdoor facilities for local families.

South West Water’s new Neighbourhood Fund is helping Sparkwell Parish Hall and Playground Trust to accommodate more families in a Covid-secure manner, thanks to a generous grant.

The Parish hall is a registered charity and is run entirely by a group of volunteers as well as a...

South West Water, Devon, Exeter, Honiton, Dementia Friendly Honiton

Dementia Friendly Honiton increases crucial support thanks to new funding

People with dementia have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In East Devon, new funding from South West Water is enabling Dementia Friendly Honiton to help more people to find out about the fantastic initiatives it offers in the region.

The volunteer-run organisation has had to make significant changes to continue to support the local community over the past 12...

Dramatic rescues at Mayflower Water Treatment Works

South West Water’s Mayflower construction site at Roborough, just outside Plymouth, was the scene of a dramatic rescue during a fire service training exercise that took place at the weekend.

The site gave crews from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service the perfect venue to put their training into practice at the weekend. In the scenario, firefighters used specialist...

SWW fined for sewage pollution near shellfish beds

South West Water has been ordered to pay £205,000 in fines and costs for discharging sewage into the Fal estuary in Cornwall. The case was brought by the Environment Agency.

On 26 August 2013 untreated sewage overflowed from the water company’s Newham sewage treatment works near Truro into the Fal, an internationally important shellfishery, Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)...

SWW prosecuted for crude sewage spill in Truro River

South West Water will pay £54,000 in fines and costs for allowing untreated sewage to escape from a pumping station near Truro in Cornwall.

The case was brought by the Environment Agency.

On 16 March 2015 approximately 400,000 litres (88,000 gallons) of sewage was discharged from the Calenick Pumping Station into the Truro River via Calenick Creek.

Located south of...

Tunnelling work in the pipeline

Work has started to lay the pipes needed to transfer treated drinking water from South West Water's new £60million Mayflower Water Treatment Works into Plymouth's water distribution system.

The new pipeline will run from the new treatment works, currently under construction at Roborough, just north of Plymouth, to Coombe Lane, near Tamerton Foliot.

Later in the project more...

South West Water fined £300,000 for polluting Devon stream

South West Water has been ordered to pay over £300,000 in fines and costs after polluting a Devon watercourse in a case brought by the Environment Agency.

Plymouth Crown Court heard how a combination of equipment failure and poor management on the part of South West Water led to poorly treated sewage entering the Craddock stream, downstream from its Ashill Sewage Treatment Works, near...

SWW fined for polluting River Tamar

South West Water has been fined £214,000 by Plymouth Crown Court for breaching environmental controls at the Camels Head sewage treatment works in Plymouth and failing to stop sewage pouring into the River Tamar.

This is the highest fine handed out to South West Water for a case brought by the Environment Agency.

The treatment plant at Camels Head serves a population of over...

SWW bills to fall to lowest level for 8 years

South West Water today announced that from 1 April its average bill for households will fall by 3 per cent, bringing it down to its lowest level since 2007.

At the same time, the company will continue to invest heavily in improving services.

As part of its 2015-20 business plan, South West Water also launched today a five-year Price Promise to peg average household bills below...

Public water thieves risk prosecution

South West Water is urging customers not to steal water from its public supply network or they could run the risk of prosecution. A standpipe hire service is available instead.

The advice follows the prosecution of several businesses earlier this year:

Keily Bros Ltd, a road surfacing company from Birmingham, contravened the Water Industry Act 1991 section 174 after using an...