Water Excellence

Highlighting innovative ways in which water companies are maximising efficiency while minimising operational costs

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Vodafone's head of innovation Danny Kelly tells Utility Week about its new software platform that he says will allow water companies to combine data from both new hardware and legacy assets to create smarter networks.
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South Staffs has secured government funding of £10 million under the Green Recovery Challenge that enabled it to upgrade its largest water treatment plant to a ceramic filtration system that will save around 1,000 tonnes carbon annually. The company plans to invest around £55 million upgrading two treatment works during AMP7.
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Portsmouth has begun a smart meter trial ahead of a wider rollout during AMP8. Water efficiency manager Lianne Riggs told Utility Week customers are less interested in saving money because bills are low but environmental messages do resonate.
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The judging panel for the main competition within Ofwat's innovation fund has been named with eight people chosen from industry, academia, R&D and beyond the water sector. The competition is designed to encourage innovative ideas, collaboration and sharing of risk to develop projects.
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Yorkshire Water, with the University of York, has begun work on a research hub to improve efficiency of wastewater treatment and extract value from sludge processing while working towards its 2030 net zero carbon ambitions
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Affinity Water will measure and report on its non-operational emissions from next year as it sets out plans to be carbon negative for scopes one two and three emissions by 2030. Nature-based solutions and developing a blue carbon finance framework are included in the plans.
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South East Water reports on the promising initial results from its one year trial to create a smart network in north Kent as part of its efforts to reach the 15 per cent leakage reduction target set by Ofwat. The company has worked with specialists to update meters, install sensors and loggers and collate the data from the project for analysis
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For SR21, Scottish Water is moving away from the traditional approach to business plans and developing a blueprint for the decades to come. The company's director of strategic customer service planning, Simon Parsons, tells Robin Hackett why Scotland has decided to do things differently
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Tyre microplastics is one of the largest sources of pervasive pollution in the water environment, yet consistently ignored in the public debate, warns Jo Bradley, water quality specialist with SDS. Why is it overlooked and what should be done about it?
Opinion
Ofwat's new customer measure of experience (C-MeX) is now being road-tested and water companies will start to be judged against it from April next year. So how will water companies measure up, and what will they need to do to perform well against the new benchmark?
Analysis
Lead pipes represent a proven risk to water quality and people's health - but 50 years after they were banned for new use, hundreds of thousands of pipes are still in place. What will it take to finally get all of them removed?
Analysis
In order to meet the more stringent phosphorus removal requirements expected in 2020-25, wastewater utilities will need to find the right combination of techniques and technologies
Analysis
Manhole steps, ladders and associated access systems perform a safety critical function. Here, Chris Cawte, managing director at Caswick, advises us of the essential things you should know when choosing them.
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It's a mainstay of drinking water treatment in the UK, but is it time for the water industry to reconsider its reliance on chlorine?
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