Latest news (Environment)

Farmers embrace pesticide amnesty

Partners from the award-winning Upstream Thinking project, which is led by Bournemouth Water, have been offering farmers free and safe disposal of unwanted pesticides across Dorset and as a result have seen a huge success.

17/06/2021

Hatches, matches and dispatches at New Milton Water Tower

Bournemouth Water’s third brood of peregrine falcon chicks have survived to fly the nest against the odds.

20/06/2019

Weekly dry weather update: 6 July 2018

Water is always a precious resource and we encourage our customers to use it wisely, whatever the weather. This not only helps the environment but also helps to keep customer bills down.

06/07/2018

Second brood for water tower’s peregrine falcons

A pair of rare and protected peregrine falcons who set up home on Bournemouth Water’s New Milton Water Tower has produced a second brood of chicks.  

22/06/2018

High hopes for Peregrines as they set up Home on a Water Tower

Rare and protected peregrine falcons have set up home for the first time in Bournemouth Water’s New Milton Water Tower. Keith Betton, Chairman of the Hampshire Ornithological Society and Official Bird Recorder for Hampshire, first noticed a pair of peregrines on the tower last September.

01/06/2017

Ed Mitchell appointed deputy chair of Bournemouth Water’s Customer Challenge Group

The Group, to be known as the WaterFuture Customer Panel (WFCP), will assist and challenge Bournemouth Water during the three-year development of the company's next regulated business plan, which will run from 2020 to 2025.

05/10/2016

Water company discovers rare picture of record 53lb salmon

A RARE picture of a 53lb salmon caught 135 years ago at Mudeford has taken pride of place at a fishery museum.

10/08/2015

Volunteers get their feet wet for river wildlife

A group of 120 volunteers and staff from Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) and Sembcorp Bournemouth Water have put in 600 hours of work to clear the Gussage Stream near Wimborne of 2km (1.5miles) of weed and vegetation to support rare and threatened wildlife, such as otters and white-clawed crayfish. 

18/11/2014

Water company installs ultrasonic system to kill off algae

ULTRASONIC sound waves are being used to kill off algae at an East Dorset reservoir.

22/05/2014

Water company praised as natural lake comes to life

Stuart Paterson, Network Technician, Sembcorp Bournemouth Water (right) and James Short, Outdoor Education Leader, The Bourne Academy (left) together with SBW's Hazel Taylor and students watch as the lake is filled.

07/11/2013

Water butts donated to Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve

The company has donated several water butts to Blashford Lakes which is managed by Hampshire Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

21/07/2013

Young people award green-minded businesses

Two Bournemouth schools have become the first in the UK to give Earth Charter awards to local businesses.

09/07/2013