Dwr Cymru Welsh Water



Looking after the land, rivers and reservoirs to protect your drinking water for years to come.

The Story of WaterSource

Water goes on a pretty big journey even before it reaches our reservoirs.

From a cloud in the sky, each raindrop runs from the land and finds its way to streams, rivers and into our reservoirs.

Along the way, it might bump into things that affect its purity – grazing animals, trees being cut, chemicals that help food grow, or even hill walkers – all of which mean that the water that flows to our reservoirs isn’t as pure as it could be.

So we have to use an increasing amount of chemicals and energy to get it perfect for our customers to drink. This costs a lot of extra money and is damaging our environment.

That’s why we’re working with farmers, community groups and customers to change the way we look after this land. We call it WaterSource.

Here are some of the WaterSource projects that we’re currently doing: