10 February 2015 (15:45)
We have been working overnight and throughout the day to repair a burst on our water main near Trap in West Wales. While we have managed to maintain water supplies to the majority of customers served by this water main through tankering, the drinking water supply is currently affected to around 1,700 households in Trap, Cross Hands, Tumble, Gorslas, Pen-y-groes and Carmel.
We hope water supplies will be restored later this evening. There are more updates here.
Understanding how Welsh Water impacts on the wider environment and the actions we can take to minimise any adverse effects is a key objective for the business.
Our industry interacts with the environment and community in a way that few others do. By supplying clean water and by collecting and treating wastewater, our role is to help to meet the public health needs of today and, through careful stewardship of the associated infrastructure, for future generations.
The processes we use to treat water and wastewater have a direct impact on the environment. This can be in terms of the use of primary resources such as energy, water and chemicals or in terms of the discharges to water (fresh and coastal), generation of waste (particularly sludge), the emissions to air (odours and greenhouse gases) and potential disturbance or harm to the environment.
We are committed to identifying and accounting for the environmental implications of all of our activities, and for recognising and considering opportunities for economically sustainable environmental benefit.