Add vulnerable family members to water company’s Priority Service Register

bottled water

If supply is cut off then the people on this list will receive bottled water straight to their door - and not be required to collect from a collection point

Monday, 30th March, 2020 3:39pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: How are the super rich utility companies going to help during Coronavirus outbreak?

electricity pylons

This reader asks what help will be given by the ‘super rich’ utility companies to the families who are already in dire straits

Saturday, 21st March, 2020 10:25am

By Tony Griffiths with 8 readers' comments

Ten water quality awards for Isle of Wight beaches

Ventnor cascade and beach

This is fantastic news for the Isle of Wight as ten beaches receive Excellent and Good ratings for their bathing waters

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 11:48am

By IW Council Press Office

Power cut for Isle of Wight residents

electricity pylons

SSE hope to restore the power by 6.30pm tonight

Monday, 9th March, 2020 4:58pm

By Sally Perry

Gas cloud suspected from tanker off the Isle of Wight making its way across the Island, say Fire Service

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If you notice a strong smell of gas today on the Island, it's possible it's down to this

Thursday, 6th February, 2020 1:46pm

By Sally Perry

Telegraph pole fire closes road and leads to evacuation

electricity pole on fire in Bembridge

The road has been closed to enable Scottish and Southern Electric to restore the service

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Water supply works could start before planning permission granted

Southern Water meter fitting

In order to maintain supplies to the surrounding area, Southern Water say the new equipment needs to be installed and operational by end of February

Monday, 20th January, 2020 8:46am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

How to avoid burst pipe misery in the upcoming cold snap

frozen pipes and icicles

Southern Water experts are warning householders to make sure their homes - and businesses - are ready for a freeze

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 11:08am

By Sally Perry

Road closed due to burst water main

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The road is closed to allow Southern Water to repair the burst water main. Watch out for the diversion

Thursday, 12th December, 2019 9:29am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Steps connecting to the seafront could be closed for three months

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The council say they are doing they can to ensure the closure of this important footpath is kept to an absolute minimum.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 11:19am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Ofwat brands Southern Water’s wastewater infrastructure inadequate

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The Isle of Wight council said challenging Southern Water was the responsibility of its regulators, Ofwat, who have said Southern Water’s standards fell below those of other sewerage companies.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 3:30pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Burst water main in Newport loses 130,000 litres of water

Bottles of Water

As they tackle the massive water leak, bottled water is being distributed from Godric Road, but if you have an urgent need get in touch with Southern Water

Thursday, 27th June, 2019 10:47am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments