Environment

Our business is intrinsically linked to the environment as we rely on it for our raw product, water. For this reason we do all we can to ensure there is a clean, resilient and sustainable supply available for current and future water customers whilst ensuring there is enough water available to support the needs of the environment too. Click 'Discover More' to hear from our Head of Environment, Emma Goddard.

People

Our people are dedicated to providing you with the best service possible, whether they’re out in the field searching for leaks, managing our operational sites, testing the quality of your water or answering your queries. Each and every person within the business is dedicated to delivering you the safe reliable tap water supply you expect. Click 'Discover more' to hear from our Head of HR, Sian Jenkins.

The red fox on the clifftop

In July 2021, a stunning mural depicting a fox and local flora was unveiled on the clifftops in Holywell, East Sussex, following our community outreach project.

It was designed and created by award-winning street artist Sarah Gillings, who worked with us to rejuvenate a defaced gate at the entrance of one of our water treatment works.

The gate had become a prime target for vandals so residents were asked to vote on what they would like to see painted on it.

Research shows vandals are less likely to target murals and an overwhelming majority of residents decided they would like to see a fox amid some local wildflowers following a community survey.

The gate now features a red fox and some spiked rampion flowers – both of which are native to the local area.

Sarah said: “I’m delighted at how the piece has turned out and the reaction from the local community and the children was absolutely incredible.

“I was so happy at how many people took part in the survey and I hope residents and tourists can enjoy the mural for years to come.”

The mural, which came on the back of a request from a local councillor to remove the unwanted graffiti, was officially unveiled by Mayor of Eastbourne, Councillor Pat Rodohan.

“This fantastic artwork is something which the entire community can benefit from”, he said Cllr Rodohan.

“It is clear everyone appreciates the mural and I am grateful to South East Water for commissioning this work.”