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Welcome to the media centre. Find out more about the company and what we’ve been up to by reading our latest news or watching our videos. You will also find contact details for the Media and PR team in this section.

Latest Press Releases

  1. 21.06.2018

    Run2 Academy winners

    A winning approach to the workforce of the future

    Six companies have come together to provide an award-winning programme of unique opportunities for young people in the North East.

  2. 21.06.2018

    Smiling happy people power - How can we create a happier more productive work force

    The most important part of our business, indeed any business, is the people behind it.

  3. 20.06.2018

    Great Exhibition launch reaches for the sky thanks to Northumbrian Water

    When the River Tyne′s water is launched into the sky by giant fountains as part of the Great Exhibition of the North launch event, onlookers can be assured that they are seeing great quality H2O in action.

  4. 20.06.2018

    How can we improve customers′ lives by making the most of Smart technology?

    Water is an essential service for us all; as we depend on a secure and high quality service that is delivered at prices we can afford.

  5. 19.06.2018

    Tony Rutherford with Steve Mayes

    Great Exhibition will showcase ′Power from poo′ innovation

    Northumbrian Water′s industry-leading "Power From Poo" will be built into this summer′s Great Exhibition of the North - as part of a special LEGO showcase!


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  • Refill challenge: Northumbrian Water leaders bring campaign to Newcastle

    Around 80 of Northumbrian Water's most senior Directors and Managers pounded the city streets of Newcastle to encourage businesses to sign up to an exciting environmental campaign. The Refill initiative, led by plastic pollution campaign group City to Sea, involves cafes, bars, restaurants and other businesses opening their doors to allow members of the public to top up their re-fillable water bottles, reducing the reliance upon single-use plastics. Directors and managers from across the water company were split into teams and given an hour to meet the challenge of encouraging as many businesses as possible to sign up to the campaign. During the course of the Apprentice-style challenge, 179 businesses agreed to join the campaign, with discussions to be had on many more. Each is given window stickers and can register on the Refill mobile app, so that members of the public can see on a map where they are welcome to top up. More information is available about Refill at

  • Olympian Kat Driscoll signs up to water efficiency campaign

    Olympian Kat Driscoll is encouraging residents of Washington to find out about opportunities to save water, energy and money after receiving a free water saving visit as part of our Every Drop Counts campaign. Trampoline gymnast Kat, who trains in Washington, signed up for one of the home visits because she wants to leave an environmental legacy for future generations - and was instantly rewarded with advice and free water-saving products so that she can start to make a difference immediately. The Every Drop Counts team is working in Washington throughout the summer, signing up customers to receive the free visits, where a qualified technician looks at the uses of water in the home and advises on improvements that can be made to help save water. They also check and fix leaking taps and toilets, where possible. People who sign up to Every Drop Counts can receive water saving products - from water butts to more efficient shower heads - worth up to £130, completely free of charge. Saving water can also help people to save energy and money that would otherwise be wasted on heating unneeded water. The free water saving visits are being offered to more than 17,000 customers in Washington. You can book your visit online at, by phoning 0800 953 0130 or by emailing

  • REVEALED: The 13 BIG QUESTIONS that will be answered at Innovation Festival ‘18

    Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural Innovation Festival, the Northumbrian Water Group last week announced that it was bringing its Innovation Festival back to the North East this summer. The five day event will see major national and global companies working with innovation experts, regional businesses, local universities, schools and members of the public to come up with and explore innovative ways to help change the world. Today the water company releases the 13 questions that the crack teams of experts will be getting stuck into during the festival:

  • Northumbrian Water TV weather takeover!

    Here it is...the first ever TV weather bulletin done by Northumbrian Water on Made in Tyne & Wear and Made in Teesside TV! Who better to get this amazing project started than our fantastic CEO Heidi Mottram. Make sure you tune in on Freeview Channel 7 from this evening to see us in action!

  • Innovation Festival '17 RESULT - Newcastle's giant moss tree

    The idea behind the moss tree came from Innovation Festival 2017.

  • Innovation Festival '17 RESULT - Leakage hackathon

    Tackling leaks was high on the agenda at our Innovation Festival 2017.

  • Innovation Festival '17 - 3 RESULTS from the festival

    Three fab ideas that came out of our Innovation Festival 2017

  • Innovation Festival '17 RESULT - Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    Introducing Alexa to the world of Northumbrian Water...

  • Innovation Festival 2018...coming to the north east this summer!

    DescriptionInnovation Festival 2018...coming to the north east this summer!

  • We're recruiting for an Application Developer

    Northumbrian Water is looking for an Application Developer to join its Information Services team. Here, Team Leader David Halliday talks about the role. To find out more and apply, visit:

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