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...

New filtration configuration cuts energy costs

A newly-patented submerged aerated filtration (SAF) configuration for wastewater treatment, which has been developed by Hampshire-based WPL, can cut energy use by 40% and be retrofitted into full-scale sewage works. By altering the specific gravity,...

Portsmouth Water announces partnership with Castle Water

Portsmouth Water has selected Castle Water as its partner to provide billing and associated services for its business customers. The move has been announced ahead of the introduction in 2017 of competition in water retail...

Closer partnership is announced

Southern Water has announced a closer working partnership with water suppliers Wight Crystal to improve community services following a significant burst main in Ryde in August. The partnership includes a commitment to exploring the possibility...

Water company announces change ahead of opening up of the market

Thames Water has announced that Castle Water is to provide billing and associated services for its business customers, including charities and public sector organisations. Castle Water started to take on retail activities for business customers...

Competition ‘could be good for customers’

A new report suggests that introducing competition to the residential retail water market could be worth almost £3bn and prevent water customers being left behind in a retail revolution. The assessment comes as Ofwat published...

Consultation held into drought plan

Water bosses have been seeking views on their plans to tackle future droughts in the North West. United Utilities launched a consultation on its new Drought Plan to give local people an opportunity to have...

Sewage treatment works – back from the abyss!

Market Drayton Sewage Treatment Works serves a population of 18,400 and discharges into the river Tern, a breeding ground for Brown Trout. Market Drayton STW had a UT failure and 8 action limit breaches...

FT Pipeline Systems launches new product

FTPS has launched the latest innovation of dual containment hose - PF DetectTM. The unique product has been developed specifically for the chemical dosing market and offers a number of important benefits. It does away with the...