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Welsh Water goes green - and secures £250 million loan from European Investment Bank to help generate even more green energy

Welsh Water has reached a key milestone in its drive to cut carbon emissions by ensuring that its sites across Wales and Herefordshire are now powered by green energy.


Welsh Water announces £34 million extra funding for customer investment

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, the only not-for-profit water company in England and Wales, has announced how it will invest an extra £34 million following a landmark consultation with customers. 


Welsh Water investing over £6.2 million in Pembrokeshire wastewater treatment works

Keeston and Clarbeston wastewater treatment works in Pembrokeshire are set to get a multi-million pound upgrade which will help protect the environment, reduce flooding and improve river and bathing water quality in the area for decades to come.


£200,000 Investment to boost to water quality in Llangennech

A £200,000 investment is set to get underway in parts of Llangennech, Llanelli, to boost drinking water quality for customers in the area. 


Welsh Water Catchment Manager named Environmental Professional of the Year

The woman behind Welsh Water’s award winning WaterSource approach that looks after drinking water catchments, Dr Phillippa Pearson, was awarded the Society for the Environment’s Environmental Professional of the Year. The awards, which were held in London last week, celebrate exceptional commitment or major achievement in protecting, preserving or enhancing the environment and advancing the principles of sustainability. 


Welsh Water launches free pesticide disposal scheme to protect drinking water quality

Welsh Water has launched a new initiative to encourage farmers, growers and landowners in targeted areas to consider ‘smarter’ ways of weed, pest and disease control that do not impact on people, water or wildlife. 


Smart meter roll out in bid to cut water usage and bills

Water meters that give customers updates on how they are using water and could help cut their bills are being rolled out in a pilot project in Cardiff.


Work gets underway on Welsh Waters Newport wind turbine

Welsh Water has taken another step towards cutting its carbon footprint by starting work on a new wind turbine at its Nash waste water treatment works near Newport.