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Over 200 charities and community projects receive support from South West Water

Over 200 charities and community initiatives across Devon and Cornwall have received support from South West Water’s Neighbourhood Fund to provide amazing services to communities across the region. Since launching in 2021, the Neighbourhood Fund has worked with fantastic local...

Young people get the chance to dive into the water industry at Pennon

Pennon marked National Careers Week with a range of new opportunities for young people to experience the many opportunities that come with working in the UK water industry. The company’s unique Experience the Workplace programme will give young people aged...

£4.4m investment in Northumberland sewage treatment works

Northumbrian Water is preparing to start work on a £4.4m upgrade to its Allendale Sewage Treatment Works, in Northumberland, helping to protect water quality in the area’s watercourses. The investment will see the replacement of elements of the works on...

BIO-UV Group cuts ribbon on new BIO-SEA BWTS training facility as aftersales market grows

BIO-UV Group, the manufacturer of the BIO-SEA ballast water management system, has cut the ribbon on a new 1,200m² maritime training, R&D, engineering, and production facility, increasing the footprint of its existing Lunel-based site to 6,400m². The completion of the...

Customer trust and satisfaction in water companies falling in latest Ofwat and CCW research

Customer research published by Ofwat and consumer watchdog CCW reveals that the vast majority of people do not trust water companies to do what’s right for the environment. Less than a quarter (23%) of respondents said they trust their water...

Northumbrian Water is officially one of the best places to work in the UK

Northumbrian Water is officially one of the best places to work in the UK. It’s the fourth time in four years that Great Place to Work UK has included the water company in the super large category of the UK’s Best...

Yorkshire tops £1.7m Enforcement Undertakings for 2023

More than £1.7 million has made its way to environmental charities or projects across Yorkshire last year, thanks to Enforcement Undertakings (EUs) paid by companies or individuals found to have been damaging our environment and breaching the law.  The EUs,...

New biotechnology to remove phosphorus from wastewater given funding boost

A novel bio-based process able to remove and recover phosphorus from wastewater – developed by Cranfield University experts - has won almost half a million pounds of funding from OFWAT. The Water Discovery Challenge – which aims to accelerate the...

New £8.5m service reservoir project underway near York

Yorkshire Water is building a new £8.5m service reservoir in Harton, between Malton and York, to increase resilience of the drinking water network in the area and improve supplies locally.  Work began on the new reservoir off Longfield Lane, which...

Somerset farmer fined after silage polluted Fivehead River

In a case brought by the Environment Agency, Farmer Daniel Macey, aged 44, of Underhill Farm, Staple Fitzpaine, near Taunton, has been ordered to pay a total of £4,821.21 in fines and costs after he admitted causing pollution to...

Thames Water joins Tent UK, a new coalition of companies connecting refugees to jobs 

Thames Water has announced it has joined Tent UK, a new coalition of 70 major companies that are committed to helping refugees become job ready and secure employment in the UK.  As part of its skills strategy, Thames Water, is...

HSL Compliance acquires technology company Plexus Innovation

HSL Compliance has acquired Durham-based technology company Plexus Innovation to enhance its market-leading water safety services. HSL Compliance helps its clients to comply with health and safety legislation and create safe environments for people to live and work. Plexus Innovation uses...

Project to reconnect River Otter to its floodplain complete

The Environment Agency, Clinton Devon Estates, local representatives and project partners gathered recently to celebrate the successful completion of the Lower Otter Restoration Project. This impressive landscape adaptation project has set the stage to create 55 hectares of nationally rare...

Bentley Systems issues call for nominations for the 2024 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the infrastructure engineering software company, has announced its call for nominations for the 2024 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The awards, which are judged by independent juries of industry experts, recognize infrastructure projects for going digital...

Environment Secretary Steve Barclay has announced up to £11 million from water company fines and penalties will be reinvested to directly improve the water...

Up to £11 million in water company fines and penalties will be reinvested back into a new Water Restoration Fund (WRF), Environment Secretary Steve Barclay announced on Tuesday 9th April.  All water company environmental fines and penalties since April 2022...

Water company civil sanction sees money paid to charity

Northumbrian Water will pay £50,000 to Tyne Rivers Trust after a burst pipe polluted Monkton Burn in Jarrow, South Tyneside. An investigation by the Environment Agency found that the burst resulted in an unauthorised discharge of treated chlorinated water and...

Work begins to secure future water supplies at Hundon and Great Wratting as Anglian Water continues work on regional water grid

Anglian Water’s @one Alliance has begun work to install seven kilometres of new pipes between Hundon and Great Wratting and a build a new pumping station at Rede Reservoir in Suffolk. Work began in March and is expected to finish...

New guide to reducing unplanned downtime in motor-driven systems

The Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) has produced a new guide designed to help motor-driven equipment users minimise unplanned downtime. Unplanned downtime can have significant direct and indirect costs on a business – lost production, wasted materials and...

Water Direct Ltd and MTD Holding BV announce strategic partnership

Water Direct Ltd and MTD Holding BV, two leading entities in the water supply sector, have announced a strategic partnership aimed at setting new standards in the temporary water infrastructure supply services industry. The agreement aims to leverage both organisations’...

Pet foods manufacturer saves big with a small switch

Veolia Water Technologies’ organic coagulant has helped to optimise the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) at a large scale pet food production facility in the Northwest. By switching to Hydrex 62930 the facility is estimated to make a cost saving...

Southern Water receives Government backing for extra £10m investment in cutting storm overflows – to be spent before spring 2025

Southern Water has been given the green light to increase its investment in driving down the use of storm overflows after a short-term £10m boost was ratified by Defra. The agreement will allow Southern Water's Clean Rivers and Seas Task...

South West Water confident there will be no hosepipe ban in 2024 after prolonged period of rainfall

South West Water is confident there will be no need for hosepipe bans in either Devon or Cornwall this year, even if we see prolonged periods of hot and dry weather. In 2022, a hosepipe ban was put in place...

Wharfe water quality to improve as new £15m Ilkley sewer completed

Yorkshire Water has completed a new 835-metre sewer underneath Ilkley to reduce the frequency and duration of discharges to the river Wharfe.  The sewer, which is two metres in diameter and took 16 months to complete, can store up to...

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