Key Facts

1 April 2017

Portsmouth Water supplies clean drinking water to an area which covers 868 square kilometres. The area covered by the Company stretches through Hampshire and West Sussex from the River Meon in the West to the River Arun in the East.

Area supplied: 868 square kilometres

Population: 722,000

Number of water sources: 21 (1 group of springs, 1 river, 19 borehole sites)

Number of service reservoir sites: 18

Number of treatment works: 18

Length of mains: 3,297 kilometres

Number of properties supplied: 316,000 

Water samples taken for analysis: 12,000 per year

Annual income: £40.3 million

Number of employees: 251 

Average daily distribution input: 169 million litres per day

Average cost per household approximately: 24p per day