The future is trenchless

Concern about the state of the United Kingdom’s underground pipe networks emerged in the 1970s with the reorganisation of the Water Industry and the publication of the NWC’s National Assessment’ in 1977. It became clear...

Spades in the ground mark start of UK’s biggest water infrastructure project for generations

 Anglian Water begins multi-million pound investment into hundreds of kilometers of interconnecting pipelines to prevent water scarcity ‘jaws of death’  Longer than HS2, the project will address the 30 million litre a day...

Innovation driving sustainable solutions to treat Yorkshire’s wastewater

Yorkshire Water and its partners Stantec and BarhaleDoosan JV are currently constructing an integrated wetland at Clifton wastewater treatment works to help reduce reliance on energy intensive treatment processes.  Here Yorkshire Water project lead Michael...

Overcoming challenges on innovative £8.5 million Cotswolds sewer scheme

A major new sewer pipeline is being delivered in Gloucestershire in an £8.5 million project by Thames Water to ease pressure on the network created by new homes and the pandemic. Using ingenious techniques like...

Trust the tap: building confidence in water quality

Water is essential for health and wellbeing, therefore public confidence in drinking water quality is vital. The western world is subject to stringent and robust standards, regulated by independent inspectors, so why is there...

Race-against-the-clock Kendal water project scoops top award

A major race-against-time project to connect four huge water pipes into the even huger Haweswater Aqueduct in Cumbria has scooped the pipeline industry’s most prestigious award. The Hallbank project, near Kendal, was completed within a...

Ovoid-shaped basalt pipework developed for sewer renewal

By Robert Kostolány, Eutit Czech Republic and Ray Moorehead, Greenbank UK UK-based engineering company, the Greenbank Group, is drawing on the experience of its partner in the Czech Republic to provide a unique solution for the...

LEAD Pipe Replacement – the impact on the network

Throughout the UK water companies are aware of the risk of lead contamination, and the potential of acceptable lead levels in drinking supplies being further reduced from the current 10 micrograms per litre. Lead...

Large diameter distribution input, trunk main & reservoir metering

England and Wales water companies wishing to meet their PR19 Outcome Delivery Incentives during AMP7, need on average to reduce Leakage by 16% and Supply Interruptions by 41% no later than 2025. In previous AMP...

Freeze-thaw report shows that water industry has learned the lessons from the winter of...

UK water companies have learned from the winter of 2018 and successfully managed a more challenging freeze-thaw at the start of 2021 with little-to-no customer impact, according to a new report ‘Freeze-Thaw 2020-21’. The report...