The region’s provider has regularly been in the national and local press:

These reports cover the last three years or so:

December 2023: Will 2024 see South West Water break the cycle of drought? – BBC News

East Devon: ‘hundreds’ of water pollution incidents since 2018 | Sidmouth Herald

South West Water holds community drop-in event in Sidmouth | Sidmouth Herald

Water company apologises after Exmouth and Sidmouth sewage spills | Sidmouth Herald

South West Water: Call for action over river pollution |

South West Water slammed by councillors |

November 2023: South West Water to reward customers who cut use with lower bills | Water bills | The Guardian

South West Water appointment to support multi-billion-pound investment programme | Turner & Townsend

Council votes to remove South West Water from planning process – Utility Week

South West Water picks partners for £2.8bn investment programme | Construction News

October 2023: Pennon to create 2,000 jobs with £2.8bn investment in South West Water –

South West Water presents new business plan to MPs – We Are South Devon

September: South West Water welcomes new apprentices – North Devon Today

‘My house sprang a leak and I was slapped with a £63,000 water bill’: Mother blasts South West Water after company landed her with massive sum before they eventually settled dispute amid ‘absolute nightmare’ | Daily Mail Online

August 2023: South West Water urge customers to conserve water and save the planet – Devon Live

July 2023: Simon Jupp meets with South West Water in Sidmouth | Sidmouth Herald

MPs raise concerns over South West Water dividends – BBC News

South West Water improves annual rating but ‘there is still much work to be done’ | Local News | News | Sidmouth Nub News | by Will Goddard

South West Water still poor in key areas Environment Agency report finds |

South West Water: A dive into the dirty data |

South West Water slumps at bottom of table rankings |

June 2023: South West Water hosepipe ban: Your questions answered – BBC News

South West Water pays £112m to shareholders amid sewage leak backlash | telegraph

May 2023: South West Water under investigation over leaks and usage figures | Utilities | The Guardian

Ofwat probes South West Water over leakage data | Financial Times 

April 2023: South West Water given £2.1m fine for pollution offences – GOV.UK

South West Water fined record £2.1m for pollution offences | Local News | News | Sidmouth Nub News | by Will Goddard

Sidmouth sewage discharge reduction work could start early | Sidmouth Herald

Raw sewage discharges down in Sidmouth, new data shows | Local News | News | Sidmouth Nub News | by Will Goddard

March 2023: Sidmouth’s MP slams South West Water and condemns accusations he voted ‘to pollute our waters and seas’ | Local News | News | Sidmouth Nub News | by Will Goddard 

South West Water launches new live water quality map | Sidmouth Herald

People urged ‘not to enter the sea’ at Sidmouth today | Sidmouth Herald

December 2022: South West Water performance remains among worst in sector as it falls further behind targets – Exeter Observer

Ofwat attacks water firms’ lack of investment to cut sewage discharges | Water | The Guardian

November 2022:  How much sewage is ending up in the Sid? part two – The Sid

Trying to get better data about discharges into our rivers – The Sid

SWW refuses local request for sewage discharge information | Sidmouth Herald

October 2022: South West Water under pressure: protests and fines – Vision Group for Sidmouth

September 2022: How much sewage is ending up in the Sid? – The Sid

August 2022: How clean are Sidmouth’s bathing waters? – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Saving water in the South West – Vision Group for Sidmouth

July 2022: SWW ‘joint worst performing water company’ – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Cutting water usage in the South West – Vision Group for Sidmouth

June 2022: Otter Valley councillor welcomes Ofwat investigation | Sidmouth Herald

South West Water probed by regulator amid ‘concerns’ over how it run its sewage treatment works | Daily Mail Online

Weekly column: Working together to clean up our water | Simon Jupp MP

May 2022: Raw sewage in our rivers: holding water companies and the government to account – Vision Group for Sidmouth

April 2022: Pennon vows to go ahead with bill cut despite mounting energy costs – Business Live

March 2022: Sewage? You should take ‘personal responsibility’ – Radio Exe

South West Water to spend £10m on anti-pollution drive – Business Live

February 2022: FT’s ‘damning report’ on South West Water – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Reducing the amount of water we waste – Vision Group for Sidmouth

December 2021: Don’t pour cooking fat down the sink, says South West Water | Sidmouth Herald

Discharges of untreated sewage: SWW to answer questions – Vision Group for Sidmouth