We supply top quality drinking water to 2.2 million customers in the south east of England and work with farmers and landowners to protect and enhance river and groundwater quality.

We supply top quality drinking water to 2.2 million customers in the south east of England.

Through a network of 9,000 miles of pipe, we deliver 520 million litres of water every day. It's the skill and expertise of our employees that ensures our water meets the highest of standards.

We make sure we can meet the needs of our customers both now and in the future.

To supply today’s customers, we draw water from more than 250 boreholes, six rivers and six reservoirs. This water is treated at one of our 83 treatment works.

To maintain such a vast – and vital – service, our business must never stand still. We're investing more than £433 million between 2020-2025 to develop new resources, extend and upgrade treatment works and lay new water mains.

Our customers rely on a secure supply of our natural resource – water. That’s why we see our role as guardians of the environment.

To this end, we work with farmers and landowners in priority drinking water catchments to stop soil, fertiliser and pesticides washing from fields into rivers and groundwater.

This is because removing these substances at the water treatment works is expensive, so prevention is best. Farmers and landowners also benefit by losing less of these substances to waste – saving money and time.

There are simple things farmers and landowners can do to minimise wash off into rivers. Just calibrating machines correctly, for example, or collecting rainwater, can make a big difference.

We can help with these practical solutions. We offer a free farm visit from an independent specialist advisor who can look for solutions and farmers may be eligible for a grant.

Visit southeastwater.co.uk/farming to find out more.

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