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Wildflower meadows

An ecological emergency – linking the blue and green stuff…

By Natasha Clarke | September 28, 2020
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… Read More

What you can do if your water tastes or smells funny

By Bethan Stone | September 23, 2020
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… Read More
Playing in the paddling pool

The irrational fear of water meters

By Liz Cornwell | September 11, 2020
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… Read More

Over 100 years of fishing at the lakes

By Alex Ryder | September 1, 2020
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… Read More

What to do when you have no water

By Bethan Stone | August 20, 2020
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… Read More

A world beyond your tap

By Paul Kelson | August 11, 2020
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… Read More

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

By Bethan Stone | July 23, 2020
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… Read More

In an emergency, could you find your stop tap?

By Bethan Stone | July 22, 2020
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… Read More
Child playing with water in the garden

Predicting water usage from past data

By Alex Ryder | July 14, 2020
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… Read More

What does the Priority Services register mean?

By Bethan Stone | June 29, 2020
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… Read More

5 ways to improve biodiversity in your garden

By Bethan Stone | June 10, 2020
I love having biodiversity and wildlife in my garden, I always try and keep the bird feeders topped up and leave a dish of water out during the summer months. I even try and make an effort to create a… Read More

What’s a Biodiversity Index, and why does it matter?

By Bethan Stone | May 28, 2020
How to measure the quality of your natural environment We score everything, don’t we? Not just as a company, but as people too. “Out of ten, right, what would you give that film?”, “we went on holiday to a five… Read More

Nominate your Local Hero

By Bethan Stone | April 6, 2020
They may take the form of a helpful neighbour nipping to the shop for someone more vulnerable, the person down the road who always seems to cheer everyone up, or even just that person you know who puts everyone else… Read More

Water meters aren’t a bad thing

By Alex Ryder | March 10, 2020
Don’t be afraid of the big bad wolf If you live in our water region, chances are you’ve seen (or maybe even met) Peter the Meter. He’s our friendly Chief Metering Officer and is here to help us spread the… Read More
Peter the Meter at Bristol Water's Clifton fountain launch

Peter the Meter’s guest appearance at Clifton fountain launch

By Bethan Stone | October 4, 2019
Today, we officially unveiled our latest free to use water fountain in Bristol with a very special guest appearance from… Peter the Meter! To celebrate the launch of our ‘Life’s sweeter with a meter’ campaign, Peter the Meter was invited… Read More
Water is precious

If the majority of the earth is made of water, how can it be so precious?

By Sharna Smith | July 18, 2019
Water is everywhere, granted. We are surrounded by it. In fact, nearly three quarters of this earth is filled with it. We head out the door and it’s falling from the sky, we go for a run and we sweat… Read More

Would you risk your life for a quick dip?

By Bethan Stone | July 12, 2019
It’s a hot, sticky summer’s day. Even the shade isn’t cool enough and you start to feel a little faint, a bit dizzy – what you wouldn’t give just to cool off a bit. It feels like a long day… Read More

Why do water mains burst more during winter months?

By Rob Ellis | November 21, 2018
During winter months we see a lot more burst mains and leaks on our network. In the last five years we have spent £220 million renovating and replacing mains to reduce interruptions to supply. But we can’t replace the whole… Read More

What is a ‘rezone’?

By Rob Ellis | November 21, 2018
What do we mean by “rezoning”? When we get reports of customers with no water our first thought is “how do we get the water back on” rather than how do we fix the burst main. When there has been… Read More

How we fix a burst main

By Rob Ellis | November 21, 2018
So how do we fix a burst water main? We know how important water is to your daily life. It’s not just for drinking; it’s for cooking, cleaning, washing, flushing the toilet, and having water supplied to your home simply… Read More