‘Water companies’ pollution performance hits new low’

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

Southern Water celebrates World Earth Day by announcing move to renewable energy

The water company is moving to a new 100% renewable energy tariff provided by SSE Business Energy, as part of its commitment to being net zero by 2030

Southern Water faces record £126m penalty over ‘shocking’ sewage failures

The Environment Agency has launched a criminal investigation into the case

Southern Water to cut up to 200 jobs

The water company is currently consulting with its employees

Southern Water being investigated by Ofwat

Ofwat is investigating Southern Water’s performance of its wastewater treatment sites and reporting of compliance information. It will look into whether the water company has breached its statutory duties and licence obligations. Ofwat stated: “We will conclude the investigation as quickly as we can to establish whether or not there has been any contravention and […]

Water saving trial makes a splash in Kent

A new water saving trial has been launched by Southern Water in Kent. It has joined forces with energy efficiency investment firm Cenergist and housing association AmicusHorizon to help householders reduce their water use by up to 20%. At least 500 residents across the Isle of Sheppey will receive free water-saving products on taps, toilets […]

Southern Water ordered to pay £57k for pollution

Southern Water has been fined £24,000 and will pay costs of £33,218 after draining excess waste into a stream. An investigation by the Environment Agency found the company discharged more treated sewage than permitted from its Tunbridge Wells North wastewater treatment plant into the Somerhill stream. The environmental permit conditions set by the Environment Agency […]

Business Stream buys Southern Water’s non-domestic business

Scottish water supplier Business Stream has bought the non-domestic base of Southern Water. The company aims to strengthen its position to compete in the English water market which is due to open in April next year. Around 1.2 million businesses and public bodies in England will be able to choose their retail supplier, which is […]

UK water company receives £100m EU funding

A UK water supplier is receiving £100 million to improve its services. Southern Water will upgrade supply and wastewater treatment in the regions of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Sussex and Kent. The loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) will also help improve the quality of bathing water along the south coast and contribute […]

Southern Water fined £500k for sewage spill

Southern Water has been fined £500,000 for polluting the watercourse in Kent with untreated sewage that killed local wildlife. It has also agreed to pay costs of more than £19,000 after the 1.2 kilometre stretch of Swalecliffe Brook was affected. Canterbury Crown Court was told the company did not respond quickly enough to the pollution […]