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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.


Welsh Water shares the wonders of water with Ysgol y Llan puplis

Pupils at Ysgol y Llan, Whitford have benefitted from an important lesson on the water cycle thanks to a visit by Welsh Water.


Welsh Water pledges extra £4 million to cap water bills for struggling households

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water has announced an extra £4 million of financial support for customers struggling to pay their water and wastewater bills. From April 2017, households who are accepted onto our unique HelpU tariff, are able to have their annual bills capped at £190 per year.


Welsh Water share today’s solutions for tomorrow’s challenges

Welsh Water has brought water and environment industry experts and academics from leading UK universities together to recognise the challenges facing the UK water industry, identify innovative solutions and celebrate pioneering projects that improve performance, boost the environment and bring benefits to customers at its 2017 Innovation Conference.


Welsh Water to invest almost £500,000 to boost the water network in Elan Valley

Welsh Water is set to start work on a £480,000 scheme which will ensure customers in the Rhayader, Llandrindod Wells and surrounding areas continue to receive a first class supply of drinking water direct to their taps.