How to stay ahead of corrosion, odour and safety risks in sewer networks

Author: Chaim Kolominskas Intermittent flows in rising mains often leads to long sewage retention times under anaerobic conditions, allowing the growth of sulfate-reducing bacteria that convert sulfate to sulfide. In gravity mains, under turbulent...

How leakage reduction can support goals to minimise carbon emissions

The water industry is estimated to be responsible for one per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions per annum. In this article, Watertrain highlights the role of leakage reduction in the industry’s efforts to tackle...

Innovation in the Pipeline

Leak detection technology heading in a new and exciting direction. Paul Chandler, UK Sales Manager at Gutermann NB-IoT acoustic loggers are set to plug infrastructure, cost and eco gaps across the global water industry, with the first...

The Mag Meter Replacer!

The final determinations of PR19 stipulate that during AMP7 England and Wales water companies Outcome Delivery Incentives shall on average reduce Leakage by 16% and Supply Interruptions by 41% no later than 2025. However, you...

Electrical Testing of Geomembrane installations

The use of polymer barrier layers for groundwater leachate prevention, and capping has been common since the 1970’s.  Most installations are HDPE-based, although other materials are used. The performance of these membranes is generally excellent,...

Using leak detection to plug the UK’s future water deficit

As proved in a recent Water UK study, people in the UK are using a lot more water than they realise. The research revealed that almost half (46%) of people believe that their household...

Macclesfield makes history as UK’s first Smart Water Network Town

An ancient Cheshire market town is set for a place in the engineering history books by becoming the UK’s first Smart Water Network Town. Digital wizards working with water company United Utilities have linked together...

Crowdsourcing app speeds up ‘void’ property surveys

Martin Mydliar, Customer Success Manager, Esri UK Esri builds the world’s most powerful mapping and spatial analytics software. In the process, this global market leader in geographic information systems harnesses the concept of location, location, location...

Little Eaton Water Treatment Works challenge solved by Selwood

The Background Severn Trent Water’s Little Eaton Water Treatment Works is a vital facility that helps provide clean drinking water to Derby and the surrounding area at a rate of up to 80 megalitres a...

Selwood helps to safely stem the flooding problem at Earby

The Background The Lancashire town of Earby has been prone to devastating flooding in recent years - most notably on Boxing Day 2015, when homes and properties suffered significant water damage. Since that date, the...