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Hundreds of residents from across the Isle of Wight met with Southern Water representatives as part of a community outreach programme during August and the first half of September.

Held across 10 different events in 3 different areas on the island, a Southern Water team set up shop to meet with customers.

Visitors were given tips on their water usage and water-saving freebies. They were also given advice on what not to put down their sinks and loos, which can lead to blockages in sewers.

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Southern Water helped more than 50 vulnerable customers in making sure they continue to receive a priority service and customers who raised any local issues will be receiving personal responses.

Isle of Wight Operational Manager, Keith Herbert, said:

“We feel it’s incredibly important to get out there and meet with our customers, especially those who live in more remote locations, and to answer any burning questions they have.

“I believe the events were a success and we thank everyone for coming out to see us.”

Following the success of this year’s event, it is very much hoped the community outreach event will become an annual date in the diary, with potentially more areas visited across the South East.

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