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...

Unlocking the value of wastewater at Southern Water and beyond

Southern Water has a long history of treating customer water and wastewater to a high quality while protecting the natural environment it works in - but it knows it can do more to reduce...

Toro equipment has launched its new volume range for the W-tank series supported by...

Toro Equipment is a leading European company specialised in the manufacture of equipment used for the industrial and municipal wastewater, water processing, water reuse and sludge treatment industries. W-Tank® is the realisation of a desire...

Microplastics in water

The abundance of plastic debris in the environment is an increasing concern since this contamination is ubiquitous and found in habitats as remote as the mid-Atlantic archipelagos and Antarctica. Notably, the prevalence of microplastics...

Taking the ‘waste’ out of wastewater

With so much of our most precious resource simply thrown away… how can we collectively re-evaluate, recycle and re-use our ‘waste’ water more effectively? Heather Smith, Cranfield University Interest in moving towards a “circular economy” has...

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...

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...

Collaborative Working: A step change in wastewater analysis and treatment

Why partnership working is the answer The analysis of water has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, meaning we know more than ever before about the trace elements and pollutants found within...

Innovative approach to Peak Flow Management

Traditionally, Welsh Water have used standard storm storage treatment options to deal with significant flow management into our networks, and combined sewer overflows (CSO) before arriving at our Wastewater Treatment Works. This, along with...

Innovating to tackle the combined sewer challenge

The Welsh Water Capital Delivery Alliance has developed an exciting innovative solution to help to manage the longstanding challenges faced by the industry from combined sewer networks. Mike Taylor at Sweco, explains how Welsh...
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