Our business matters to people and we never forget that.

Headquartered in Snodland, Kent – South East Water is one of 21 regulated water supply companies in England and Wales, and we have 2.2 million people living in our supply area who depend on us to deliver safe, high quality drinking water 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We supply 915,000 properties with water from more than 250 boreholes and wells, six river intakes and six surface reservoirs.

Our business is built around the need to pump that water from the source, treat it to very highest standards and distribute it to our customers through more than 14,000 kilometres of water mains – high quality drinking water doesn’t fall from the sky.

We are relied upon to maintain water supply to 5,657km² of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire.


Good to know

  • 520 million litres of water a day – that’s how much water we supply to around 2.2 million people

  • 83 water treatment works – that’s how we ensure our water is of the highest quality 

  • 500,000 water quality tests each year - that’s how we ensure your water meets the highest standards

  • 9,000 miles of water mains – that’s how we transfer fresh drinking water direct to your tap

  • 950 employees – that’s how we make sure your water supply runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Our future plans

Our 2020-2025 business plan is focused on customer satisfaction, responsibly delivered.

Wholesale highlights of our 2020-2025 business plan


Our supply area

Careers at South East Water

We’re always on the lookout for talented and motivated people for a range of roles, whether out in the field, in our laboratory in Farnborough or at our head office in Snodland. To view (and apply for) our current vacancies, click on the link below.

Go to our dedicated careers website

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