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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Publication of water company draft determinations to be delayed until 11 July

The economic regulator of the water sector, Ofwat, has confirmed it will delay its publication of water company draft determinations until 11 July 2024. Previously due to be published on 12 June, the new publication date follows Cabinet Office guidance...

CHEMUK Expo records a 17% increase in visitors for the 2024 edition

CHEMUK 2024 opened its doors on 15th & 16th May at the NEC in Birmingham to a record attendance of 4641 visitors (excluding exhibitor staff) over the two days, representing an increase of 17% from the 2023 edition. The...

Anglian Water Services Ltd convicted in Environment Agency case

Anglian Water Services Ltd has been found guilty of failing, without reasonable excuse, to comply with a requirement to provide records by the Environment Agency. The water company was convicted with the case adjourned to 5 July 2024 for a...

Sewer upgrade scheme supports nature reserve enhancements

A Northumberland nature reserve is set for upgrades that will improve the visitor experience of tens of thousands of people a year. Supported by match funding from Northumbrian Water, Northumberland Wildlife Trust will improve accessibility, activities and habitats at Hauxley...

SUEZ to pilot Salinity Solutions’ low energy reuse technology in France

SUEZ, a global leader in environmental services, and Salinity Solutions, an engineering technology company based in Birmingham (UK), have signed an agreement to pilot an innovative reverse osmosis system at a fully operational wastewater treatment plant in France.     Salinity Solutions’...

Reservoir in Lancashire adds a controller for a quick fix to automate control

Boars Head Service Reservoir provides fresh drinking water to just under 6,000 customers across 3 District Management Areas (DMAs) near Wigan, Lancashire. The site had been operating for several years using a 12" (300mm) actuated butterfly valve to control...

Mark Thurston to be appointed as Anglian Water Chief Executive

Anglian Water's Board has announced the appointment of Mark Thurston as Group Chief Executive Officer Designate. Mark will join the business on 1 July 2024 and will be appointed to the board of both Anglian Water and Anglian Water...

Further improvements to Newcastle nature area

The second phase of the project to improve the natural habitats of Parish Ponds in Woolsington has now been completed. Working over several years, the project saw the original landowner and Woolsington Parish Council working together to plan a series...

Advancing safety and efficiency in water infrastructure

Focusing on safety not only enhances work opportunities but also drives innovation and excellence in the water industry. KM Group, a civil engineering contractor serving Water Utilities across Wales, the South West, and the Midlands, is championing safety and...

Bradford on Avon tank drives river protection

Construction on a £2 million project which will help to enhance the health of the River Avon running through west Wiltshire by reducing the impact of excessive rainwater on sewers has been wrapped up on schedule. Teams have completed the...

CERAFILTEC marks global expansion with four new MBR projects

CERAFILTEC, a leader in ceramic flat membrane (CFM) technology, has achieved a significant milestone by securing four Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) projects with a combined capacity of 13.7 MLD in February and March 2024. This achievement underscores the growing demand for...

Baumer releases new EAM580 RS encoder

Ever-increasing automation across many industrial applications combined with a growing demand to maximise system safety, are among the key drivers for developing robust and reliable sensors and encoders. A good example of this is the new EAM580 RS encoder...

Dan Lee appointed as Workdry International CEO

Dan Lee, who has 15 years’ experience at the helm of high-performing asset-based industrial services businesses, has been appointed CEO of Workdry International (“Workdry”), a provider of engineered asset rental solutions for the handling and treatment of water and...

Scottish Water on the scent of leakage with sniffer dogs in borders and east lothian

Sniffer dogs being used to help find leaking water mains in Scotland have scored some big successes with the discovery of 21 suspected leaks in the Borders and East Lothian recently. Scottish Water has been deploying a team of specially...

Water for life: Enabling vital medical research through world-class lab water supply

Veolia Water Technologies recently provided lab purification solutions to facilitate the life-saving work carried out by a prestigious University-based research institution. Through early engagement, the Veolia Water Technologies team were able to integrate their solutions within a highly bespoke...

Revised Ex repair training for new and established repair professionals

Responding to feedback from previous delegates, the Association for Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) has revised and relaunched its internationally acclaimed Ex Repair course for individuals involved in repairing electromechanical equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres. The revised course builds...

South West Water completes £2 million sewer replacement to add future resilience in Exmouth

South West Water has completed work to replace an 800-metre section of sewer in Exmouth, to add resilience to the local network and prevent bursts. Following four bursts to the sewer since December 2023, around £2 million has been invested...

FYLD secures £12M funding round to take platform global

Breaking ground in the infrastructure sector, FYLD, the AI-powered field work execution platform, has announced that it has closed a £12M funding round led by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, a leading investor in infrastructure with approximately C$40 billion in...

Trust in water companies reaches a 13-year low amid falling customer satisfaction

People’s trust in water companies risks being irreversibly damaged unless consumers witness a sustained improvement in the sector’s care of rivers and the wider environment. The warning comes from the Consumer Council for Water (CCW) as it publishes its annual...

Politicians are not doing enough to protect the environment for future generations say UK public

New polling released on International Day for Biodiversity (May 22) reveals that most of the UK public (71%) think that the Government isn’t doing enough to protect the environment for the next generation. The majority of voters of all political...

Xylem says it is ready to meet the UK demand for smart water meters in AMP8

Increased production and testing capacity across three manufacturing sites means Xylem is ready to meet the UK demand for smart water meters in AMP8, writes Adam Parsonage, head of account & commercial for Sensus at Xylem UK. Around 40% of...

Affinity Water’s water neutrality project achieves milestone with world’s first water positive development

Affinity Water has announced a significant milestone in its innovation journey with the successful creation of the world's first Water Positive development in Bidwell, Central Bedfordshire in collaboration with IWNL.  The project partnered with Independent Water Networks Ltd (IWNL), an...

Homes and businesses in south west London using poo power as Thames Water continues to reduce its carbon footprint 

The UK‘s largest water company has converted two more of its sewage treatment works (STWs) into poo power plants by converting its sewage sludge into biomethane, which can then be used as a source of electricity. The Hogsmill STW in...

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