Innovators developing state-of-the art leak reduction and water efficiency technologies are being sought by South East Water.

The water company is also keen to hear from businesses in the region who have their own raw water supply and could work together in the future.

The call out comes as the company begins developing its next Water Resources Management Plan which details how it will keep taps running into the future as the population increases and the environment evolves.

Due for publication in 2024, the company wants to hear from any business or organisation which:

  • Can offer a reasonable, sustainable and cost-effective volume of raw water, that could include trading existing abstraction licences with another
  • Could provide new and innovative leakage or demand management solutions to help achieve its ambitious leakage and water efficiency targets
  • Wishes to take water from the company

Lee Dance, South East Water’s Head of Water Resources, said: "There are lots of businesses out there working on exciting new innovative technologies which could hold the key to reducing leaks on water pipes or the amount of water being used by our customers.

“By introducing state-of-the art technologies and looking outside the box we can ensure we’re delivering the best and most sustainable service to our 2.2 million customers for decades to come.

“We also know that many businesses in the south east, such as drinks manufacturers, farmers and paper mills, have their own boreholes or other raw water sources and we’re keen to hear from them with the potential of working together in the future."

Further information is available on the company’s website at:

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