Turbine helps treatment works reduce its carbon footprint

A wind turbine at the Swansea Bay Waste Water Treatment Works is helping Welsh Water to reduce its carbon footprint by creating its own renewable energy on site. The turbine, which stands at 77 metres...

Companies use drones to search for leaks

South West Water is working with the University of Exeter to test the use of drone technology and thermal imaging for leak detection. Laboratory tests of the thermal cameras have proved positive and field-scale trials...

Quicker response times promised

A partnership between Northumbrian Water and data management specialists 1Spatial will help to improve response times for customers who experience problems with the sewer network in and around their properties. In 2011, some parts of...

Campaign tackles The Unflushables

Southern Water has joined forces with independent consumer watchdog the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater), to educate people about the damage done to sewers by fat, oil, grease and unflushable items such as wipes,...

Satisfaction on the up

Satisfaction with value for money among water customers has increased to a five year high according to CCWater’s annual ‘Water Matters’ survey More than three-quarters of customers are now reporting satisfaction for both water and...

Pollution reports fall

A report from the Environment Agency shows that pollution incidents involving water companies are falling. The figures come as the water industry continues to show that it is committed to improving the quality of waters...

Water quality project under way

Yorkshire Water has invested £1.3 million on a project to improve drinking water quality for Whitby. The water company’s partners Morrison Utility Services have been replacing old water pipes to improve water quality. Thirteen kilometres of water...

Regional group is created

A new regional group has been launched aimed at improving gender balance and promoting diversity in science and engineering in the North East. The WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) campaign’s new North East Hub...

Flooding risk initiative underway

North East children helped to kick off a new community initiative aimed at reducing the risk of flooding. Pupils from Mickley First School have become the first to take part in a scheme by Northumbrian...

Yorkshire Water takes ownership of more than 350 sewage pumping stations

New government legislation was introduced on 1st July 2011 which determined that by 1st October 2016 all water and sewerage companies should take over the responsibility for privately owned sewerage pumping stations. Sewage pumping stations pump...
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