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

Technical problem with pumping station in East Cowes

albany road pumping station -

Southern Water say they're working hard to resolve an ongoing technical problem with pumps at their Albany Road pumping station in East Cowes.

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 3:11pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

£6.6m boost to improve bathing water on the Isle of Wight

shanklin beach

Shanklin was selected by Southern Water for the £6.6m investment.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 11:05am

By Leilah Nicola

Four more weeks of works on Newport Road, Cowes say water co

roadworks send help

Southern Water will be returning to Newport Road, Cowes, from Monday 13 March for up to four weeks.

Monday, 6th March, 2017 3:59pm

By Leilah Nicola with 8 readers' comments

How you can help to end the scourge of the sewers

scene from the unflushables

Around £90million is spent every year clearing blockages nationwide. Money which has to come from somewhere and it’s usually our bills. Find out how you can help avoid blockages.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 11:30am

By Samuel Underwood with 2 readers' comments

Burst water mains galore on the Isle of Wight

Burst water main

There have been reports of four burst water mains in the last 24 hours - and those are just the ones that Island Roads have informed us about.

Friday, 11th November, 2016 2:20pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

12-inch water main bursts in Ryde (updated)

Burst Water Main map - 27 Aug 2016

At its peak the burst water main has affected around 3,000 properties in Ryde. Southern Water are working to reroute supplies to bring water in from other areas.

Saturday, 27th August, 2016 9:12am

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Burst mains leads to no water for Isle of Wight residents

water bottles

Many residents in Wootton and Ryde have been without water over the past two days due to burst water mains.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 11:18am

By Sally Perry