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An ecological emergency – linking the blue and green stuff…

Wildflower meadows
As the Environment Manager at Bristol Water it’s no surprise that I want water to be used efficiently. I want there to be enough left for all the bugs, beasts and plants around us. In February this year, Bristol City Council announced an Ecological Emergency. Along with many local businesses and organisations (including us) ,…Read More

What you can do if your water tastes or smells funny

If your tap water tastes or smells funny, it’s usually nothing to worry about. In fact there are a few reasons your water might have a unfamiliar taste or smell, most are totally harmless and completely fixable. The main tastes or smells most people report from their taps are: Chlorine type smellTCP type tasteEarthy, or…Read More

The irrational fear of water meters

Playing in the paddling pool
As the Water Resource Manager here at Bristol Water I feel that I should be on a water meter, as I write plans and develop policies that encourage metering as a means to manage our water demand. I am on a water meter. As a householder, who moved into a property which already had a…Read More

Over 100 years of fishing at the lakes

Our lakes aren’t just for holding raw water, we’ve some world famous fishing too! You already know we provide clean water to your home and all of those around you, and you probably already know that we service 1.2 million homes, not only within the city of Bristol but a wide area around it too.…Read More

What to do when you have no water

If you wake up to find you have no water coming out your kitchen tap, there are a few easy checks you can do first to make sure you can’t quickly fix the issue in the comfort of your own home before getting in touch with us. Check if the whole property is affected If…Read More

A world beyond your tap

Often the mundane, regular services are the easiest to take for granted. It feels like these days everyone’s expectations of receiving a five star service is increasing – and that includes the service of their water supply. Even though when it was first created Bristol Water was a marvel of modern engineering, it soon (like…Read More

Is watering your garden costing more than you’d think?

Watering your garden can be one of the most expensive household tasks you do every day. There’s loads of advice on how to use less water in the home, but what about your garden? There are actually really easy, manageable ways you can reduce the amount of water you use in your garden – and…Read More

In an emergency, could you find your stop tap?

Imagine this: it’s a Sunday morning, you’re half asleep, your head’s a bit sore after last night and all you want is a big, hot mug of coffee, to lounge about in your pyjamas all day and watch TV. You sleepily walk into the kitchen and there’s water everywhere, something’s leaked or burst then you…Read More

Predicting water usage from past data

Child playing with water in the garden
Since the very beginning of humanity, we’ve relied on water for our daily lives.  In fact, 60% of our whole body is water! Settlements throughout history have always developed around fresh water sources and Medieval Bristol was no different with early wells dug down in Castle Park and Wine Street (as they are now known).…Read More

What does the Priority Services register mean?

At the minute it feels like we’re being bombarded with messages about COVID-19 and ways businesses can help us ‘during these unprecedented times’. And we know that we’re probably one of those businesses. So, we’re going to layout what our Priority Services register actually is and how it can help you. What is the Priority…Read More