Cornwall’s ‘first hosepipe ban in 26 years’ to be introduced next week

The temporary water use ban will come into effect next Tuesday

‘Water companies’ pollution performance hits new low’

The Environment Agency claims the level of serious incidents and low ratings has never been so bad

Ofwat launches investigation into South West Water’s environmental performance

The water regulator has opened enforcement cases against six major companies

Environment Agency: ‘Certain water companies fall short of their environmental responsibilities’

Last year saw the second-highest number of serious pollution incidents since 2015, a new report suggests

Water industry opens taps for £2.8bn into green recovery

An initial £850 million in Ofwat funding is set to support green investment plans across the UK’s water sector

Seven areas to be classified as water stressed

The Environment Agency has launched a consultation to safeguard water supplies

South West Water switches on ‘world’s first of its kind’ treatment plant

It uses Dutch ‘cutting-edge’ treatment processes, designed to produce ‘impeccable’ drinking water and to be more sustainable than a traditional water treatment plant

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Ofwat revokes Tor Water’s licence

It comes after South West Water told the regulator last month that it has terminated Tor Water’s wholesale contract due to ‘a series of outstanding undisputed payments’

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South West Water to pay £350,000 over ‘serious’ pollution

The money will benefit watercourses in Plymouth as an alternative to prosecution by the Environment Agency

Ofwat agrees price cuts for water bills with three suppliers

Severn Trent Water, South West Water and United Utilities customers will see reductions of between £18 and £43