Protecting the environment

Our relationship with the environment is a vital element of our business. Ensuring we act in a responsible, sustainable way is an essential part of how we work.

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Climate change

Climate change is a significant issue in the South East because global warming could lead to changes in our weather with an increased threat of droughts and flooding.

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Our Environmental Management

We are committed to protecting the environment and work to maintain international environmental standards.

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Waste management

As early as 1995, we committed to recycling all sewage sludge as treated biosolids.

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Our River Our Water

Fee education sessions with local schools on the Rivers Dun and Dour and Gatwick Stream to help spread the vital message that we all need to save water to protect our environment.

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Integrated water cycle management

To meet long term challenges of water stress, we need to develop a more integrated approach to managing the water environment.

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Plastic pollution

You’ve probably seen the headlines – plastic waste is polluting our oceans and stray microfibres have contaminated our precious waterways, wildlife and food.

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Environmental information

We publish a large amount of environmental information and will continue to add to this.

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Environmental performance

We're committed to providing greater transparency about our environmental performance. 

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Environmental regulations

Stringent UK and European legislation governs much of the work we do, in both the supply of drinking water and the treatment and safe recycling of wastewater.

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Our conservation partnerships

We work with conservation experts on projects that improve the environment and open it up for our communities.

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Ensuring Water for Life, together

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Keep it Clear

Our sewers and the drains in your home are only designed to carry the three Ps – pee, poo and paper.

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Water saving tips

Let's hit Target 100

Target 100 is a commitment to our customers – we'll support them to reduce personal water use to an average of 100 litres each per day.

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Save water, save money

Water is essential to every aspect of our lives. But our water supply faces big challenges.

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