Water and wastewater services for Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
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Protecting wildlife

Conservation work is a key part of our business as the environment is at the heart of our work to supply and safely recycle water.


We work with environmentalists to deliver ecologically sound and wildlife-friendly improvements.

When we are carrying out construction work, we carry out environmental surveys to ensure we monitor and protect wildlife in the area.


To alert our staff and contractors to environmental concerns, we run campaigns to raise awareness of animals and plants, such as grass snakes and newts, which need to be handled carefully when found on sites.

We have carried out a number of initiatives to protect wildlife on our sites and in the communities we serve:

  • We have planted 1,400 trees, including rare black poplars and willow at Tunbridge Wells South Wastewater Treatment Works, to improve biodiversity.
  • We have drawn up a catalogue of company sites where rare Bee Orchids grow and adapted our maintenance plans to accommodate the flowers.
  • We have installed raptor nest boxes at our water supply works and wastewater treatment works to encourage owls and kestrels to set up home.
  • We have built artificial otter holts on the banks of rivers to help grow local otter populations.
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