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South West Water is part of Pennon Group plc. We provide reliable, efficient and high quality drinking water and waste water services throughout Cornwall and Devon and in small areas of Dorset and Somerset.

South West Water came into being in 1989 with the privatisation of the water industry.  We inherited a water system suffering from a century of neglect but, thanks to the tireless work of our 1,300 employees, have brought the region's drinking water, sewerage systems and bathing waters into line with the stringent UK and European Union standards.

This extensive programme of environmental improvement has resulted in some of the finest bathing waters in Europe, picturesque scenery and clean rivers with stunning wildlife.

We believe that by investing in the future of our region, we are not only improving the quality of life for today's residents and visitors but are also taking responsibility for future generations.

Bournemouth Water is also part of South West Water Ltd, supplying drinking water to nearly half a million people over an area that covers parts of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Like South West Water, Bournemouth Water is dedicated to providing customers with a reliable water supply and safeguarding this for the future by:

  • protecting natural resources and the wildlife
  • maintaining and upgrading pipes, equipment and facilities
  • encouraging people to use water more efficiently
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