South West Water leads the way in unique inline valve installation

Newly acquired equipment and expertise make South West Water the first water company in the country to become self-sufficient in installing AVT’s unique inline valves South West Water has taken a major step forward in...

Motors and drives help implement Totex strategies at water companies

WEG’s team of experienced professionals has developed a number of high-profile partnerships with water industry customers that have focussed on ‘Totex’ (total expenditure) management to support the UK’s AMP 7 industry framework. Totex is...

Detect chlorine gas more efficiently and safely

An omnipresent all-rounder  Its typical odour revives childhood memories of swimming floats, headers off the 10-metre dive board and water slides, but this same odour puts an employee or safety engineer in the industry on...

Pipe bursting stands ready for Britain’s next big challenge

‘So reliable, it’s just common routine,’ says Mammoth’s director Ten years ago, the demand for trenchless pipe bursting to replace Britain’s gas and water infrastructure was surging “full bore,” so to speak. Some of the...

Pumps help biofilter during replacement

Wessex Water’s recycling centre at Tetbury, Gloucestershire, contains a biofilter treatment plant which is used to remove nitrates from sewage, to improve the quality of wastewater and minimise risk to the environment. The filters are...

There is no easy route to a greener future

Matthew Hanson, Head of Marketing, Adler and Allan As we strive towards a greener future, we are entering a complex period of transition which requires careful navigation. As low carbon sources aren’t yet producing enough energy consistently,...

Water innovations taking off at Bristol airfield development

Filton Airfield near Bristol has an assured place in British aviation legend. It is where the Bristol 167, the world’s first wide-body passenger aircraft, was developed – and was the home of Concorde in...

Anaerobic co-digestion?

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), gives her take on the possibilities around co-digesting sewage sludge and other feedstocks. Stakeholders from the worlds of anaerobic digestion (AD), sewage-sludge treatment,...

Phosphorus in the circle of life

Phosphorus is critical to life and is needed by both plants and animals. It enables the normal functioning of every cell in our bodies, and to make things like bones, teeth and shells. It...

Colony Counts: The Microbiology of Drinking Water

In this issue of the Water Industry Journal, we gain an insight into how colony counts are used to ensure we have wholesome drinking water on tap. Shaun Jones, Public Health Manager at Wessex...
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