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New screens firmly in place as SPIRAC and MWH Treatment fight back the storms

At a crucial stage of a £43M upgrade, including a critical inlet screen and screen handling replacement, the last thing a contractor would want...

Utilities should prepare ahead of mandatory monitoring

Healthier rivers will be one outcome of implementation of the Environment Act 21, writes Darren Hanson, director of environmental solutions, Xylem. Now water companies...

Revolutionising sewage systems – the promise of clamp-on ultrasonic flow measurement  

Britain’s water system, a relic from decisions made in 1856, has long since struggled with sewage overflows, leading to a wealth of environmental and...

Detectronic’s multi-sensor monitoring system is UK’s first battery-powered EDM monitor to gain MCERTS certification

The LIDoTT, a multi-sensor monitoring system designed and developed by wastewater monitoring specialists, Detectronic, is the UK’s first battery-powered EDM monitor to gain MCERTS...

Scaling-up for AMP8 water sector transformation

Unprecedented investment in the water sector in 2025-30 throws up many challenges, but there are innovative ways through on skills, technology and capacity building,...

The Rivers Trust Sewage Map updated with 2023 data

The Rivers Trust has updated its Sewage Map to include data for 2023. With data shared by the Environment Agency, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water,...

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...

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...

Environment Agency publishes storm overflow spill data for 2023

The Environment Agency has published its Event Duration Monitoring (EDM) data for 2023 showing the frequency and duration of spills from storm overflows in...

Telling Tales – The funny thing about sewage

What first attracted comedian Joe Lycett to making a TV programme about the water industry? I think he reveals this early-on in the show...

English water companies publish plan to remove 4 million spills from our rivers and coasts

English water companies have published a comprehensive plan to remove 150,000 annual sewage spills by 2030, making nearly 9,000 storm overflow improvements. If approved by...

£1 million boost for River Avon protection 

A new phase in the commitment to prevent untreated wastewater from reaching the River Avon is being planned in 2024 – bringing with it...

Wessex Water announces Seven-figure boost for West Dorset’s environment

The drive to protect West Dorset’s waterways will be further enhanced in 2024 courtesy of a £1.5 million investment next to the village of...

Yorkshire Water to reduce storm overflows in Scarborough with £2.8m investment

Yorkshire Water is set to invest £2.8 million in its network in Scarborough to reduce the number of discharges into the sea. This work will...

SPIRAC’s CSO screen reduces unsightly pollution-causing solids

As water companies look to combat the impact from the increasing occurrence of stormwater events that trigger harmful outfalls from CSOs, SPIRAC has completed...

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