Who we are

Southern Water thrives on the passion and hard work of more than 2,000 employees.

Together we serve 4.6 million customers across Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

All of us rely on water for everything – from what we eat and drink, to the rivers, fields, forests and beaches that we love. Our population is growing fast, and climate change is bringing greater risk of drought and flooding.

So, together with our customers and communities, we aim to provide a sustainable, high-quality water and wastewater service that helps us create a resilient future for water in the South East – follow the link to see more on our plans for the future.


Our locations

Our headquarters are based in Worthing, West Sussex and we have offices in:

  • Brighton, East Sussex
  • Otterbourne, Hampshire
  • Chatham, Kent

We also operate hundreds of sites across our region, which include:

  • 89 water treatment works
  • 365 wastewater treatment works
  • 2,375 pumping stations
  • Reservoirs at Bewl, Darwell, Weir Wood and Powdermill

Follow the link for more details on our area of operation.


Our roles

We offer hundreds of different types of role, so if you’re up for a challenging, rewarding career then this is the place to be. Our people range from project managers, customer service executives and scientists, to accountants, analysts, IT specialists and sewerage operatives.

Our business is divided across our key teams and departments which include Customer Services, Water and Wastewater Operations, Engineering and Construction, Health and Safety, and corporate support teams including IT, HR and Finance.


Belonging at Southern Water

At Southern Water, we’re building an inclusive culture. We’re proud to offer equal opportunities regardless of age, cultural background, disability, gender, marital status, nationality, political belief, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Everyone deserves to bring their authentic self to work so diversity and inclusion are embedded in our values and in our vision. We are creating a workplace where all people feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated, no matter who they are or where they come from.

We want to attract and retain talent from a diverse range of backgrounds and proactively promote inclusion across our policies and practice.

Our commitment to an inclusive workplace will help us successfully provide water for life to create a resilient water future for all of our customers.

Follow the link to read our Gender Pay Gap Report.

Our latest Annual Report

Find out how we performed in 2020–21.
View the report
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