Steps connecting to the seafront could be closed for three months

osborne steps shanklin

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

surfers against sewage - locations

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

Water company and customers must act to avoid 2050 ‘jaws of death’

water leak by alan stanton

Southern Water says the south of the country "truly faces the 'jaws of death' and will be asking customers to try to reduce their use.

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 8:05am

By Simon Fluendy with 3 readers' comments

Months of utility works on Staplers, Newport to start in the New Year

Roadworks lights:

Work begins on Monday 7 January 2019 and should finish by mid-April 2019 say Southern Water.

Monday, 24th December, 2018 9:30am

By Leilah Nicola with 8 readers' comments

Change in colour of water expected during upgrade

running tap

If you've noticed a change in the taste and odour of their water this month, here's why.

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 3:38pm

By Leilah Nicola

Ventnor beach included in ‘Beachbuoy’ water quality pilot scheme

ventnor beach

The new service allows people to check in on the quality of coastal water in Ventnor (and five other areas in the South).

Tuesday, 24th July, 2018 11:44am

By Leilah Nicola

Use water wisely to avoid hose pipe ban, say water company


With temperatures rising and a heatwave sweeping across the UK, Southern Water say they're hitting peak demand for water and provide tips on how you can help to save water.

Tuesday, 26th June, 2018 7:52pm

By Ben Earl with 6 readers' comments

Have your say on future water supply for the Isle of Wight

Washing hands

Southern Water want to hear what you think about their long-term plan to "secure high quality drinking water for the South East over the next 50 years".

Thursday, 15th March, 2018 12:52pm

By Leilah Nicola with 2 readers' comments

Southern Water have just given OnTheWight an update and it’s pretty positive

running tap

We know there has been a lot of concern about possible loss of water, so have been in touch with Southern Water who've given reassuring news.

Sunday, 4th March, 2018 12:16pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Shanklin and Ventnor road closure could last two weeks

road closed sign

The road closure that starts Wednesday 28th February could last for up to two weeks whilst Southern Water repair a sewer in the carriageway.

Monday, 26th February, 2018 12:35pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Raised terrorism levels bring concerns from water company

southern water stay out sign

Southern Water say people have been trespassing on their sites and posting photos to social media. Their sites have many hazards and warn that a lovely photograph isn't worth your life.

Friday, 22nd September, 2017 3:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment