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About us
Our Story
When the water industry was transferred out of the public sector in 1989 South West Water inherited reservoirs, treatment works, water mains and sewers which were outdated and had been outgrown by the population they served. Since then we have invested heavily in modernising the region’s water and wastewater services, bringing them in line
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South West Water is part of Pennon Group PLC and in April 2015 Bournemouth Water was acquired by Pennon and from 1 April 2016 has been integrated with South West Water under a single operating licence. Both identities have been retained by the company in their original operating areas.

The nature of our peninsula, with its dispersed population, lengthy coastline, hilly topography and limited groundwater reserves, has shaped the way in which the company operates. Through the years, by innovating, investing and adapting we have achieved industry-leading results in many areas of the business.

Our extensive programme of environmental improvement has resulted in some of the finest bathing waters in Europe, picturesque scenery and clean rivers with stunning wildlife.
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What is it like to work at South West Water?

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What are people saying about the leadership at South West Water?

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Written by Catchment Operator (Former Employee) from Totnes, Devon on 22 October 2019
I worked for SWW for six years as a catchment Operator, Running and maintaining the sewage treatment works.
I loved my job and was a good employees. Sadly during my time I had to suffer verbal abuse from an employee on multiple occasions regarding mental health issues as my mother was in hospital suffering from this .

Myself and the team made
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Useless management
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About a day or two
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