We’re a proudly local company that has served the local community since 1863.
We supply drinking water to nearly half a million people from our base in Bournemouth. The area of our reach spans parts of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.
We’re committed to providing our business customers with a reliable water supply and safeguarding this for the future by:
  • protecting natural resources and the wildlife
  • maintaining and upgrading pipes, equipment and facilities 
  • encouraging businesses to use water more efficiently.
We have decades of knowledge in helping local businesses save water and money. Our levels of customer care are in Ofwat’s highest category.
We understand our customers and help them understand how they use their water.
On 16 April 2015, FTSE 250 company Pennon Group PLC acquired Sembcorp Bournemouth Water and changed its registered name to Bournemouth Water Ltd.
On 1 April 2016, Bournemouth Water integrated with South West Water. The merged company operates under a single licence but retains its two separate regional identities.
Pennon Group PLC is an environmental utility infrastructure company that owns South West Water Ltd (incorporating Bournemouth Water) and the waste management and resource recovery business Viridor. The Group is based in Exeter, Devon, and has assets of around £5 billion and a workforce of about 4,500 people.


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