United Utilities rolls out Systems Thinking approach to wastewater network management

If the water and wastewater industry is to improve resilience and meet the expectations of customers and regulators, the traditional reactive approach to operational asset management must evolve. For United Utilities’ wastewater operation this means...

Solutions for the Wastewater Treatment Industry

Anaerobic digestion is one of the principal methods used by the water industry to treat primary sewage sludge. It is a preferred process in that it produces methane as a usable by-product, reduces sludge...

Erskine waste water treatment works goes green

Green energy is helping to power Scottish Water’s waste water treatment facility in Erskine. A £500,000 investment made by the utility’s commercial subsidiary Scottish Water Horizons has seen 1,720 solar PV panels installed at the...

United Utilities installs revolutionary wastewater treatment technology

United Utilities is installing revolutionary wastewater treatment technology from Holland in four of its treatment plants in North West England over the next five years. The company was the first in the UK to trial...

Winter home for migrating birds protected by environmentally sensitive solution delivered by Selwood pumping...

Selwood’s pumping solutions specialists rose to an environmental challenge when they were tasked with installing more than 2km of pipework at a protected site that is the winter home for migrating birds. The 13-mile Swale...

Alternative coagulants: swapping metals for plant-based alternatives

Becci Bragg, from the Science and Optimisation team at South West Water, demonstrates how using more environmentally friendly plant-based alternatives to metal ion coagulants are being introduced and tested at wastewater sites. Over the last...

Real-time monitoring

Launched last May at IFAT 2018 in Munich, Germany, the patent-pending Proteus BOD real-time biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) monitoring platform enables treatment works to measure the quantity of reactive organic matter in real time....

Rapid E. coli quantification with field portable devices around UK bathing sites

The UK Environment Agency takes advantage of the latest E. coli field quantification technology to isolate pollution sources in coastal beach areas. Regulations for the management of bathing water differ around the world but are...

The Future of water supply in the UK and worldwide

The water industry is facing immense pressure to maintain a complex infrastructure, whilst improving supply resilience, water quality and cutting costs. The industry challenge is how to deliver a better service without passing additional...

Selwood’s leading pump technology provides robust overpumping solution for water company

A reliable and trustworthy overpumping solution that would perform over an extended period of time was required during major repair works at a wastewater treatment works in Scotland.   Kelda Water Services, a leading water and...
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