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An environmental group has threatened legal action against environment minister Rebecca Pow’s department for not dealing comprehensively with combined sewer overflows.
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Water companies from across the UK as well as supply partners, NGOs and academic groups have been awarded funding for 11 projects from the Ofwat Innovation Fund to tackle shared problems faced by the sector. See the full list as well as the thoughts of Ofwat's John Russell.
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Installing one million smart water meters each year could cut the UK's greenhouse gas emissions by 0.5 per cent over the next 15 years. The impact of smart water meters on reducing the UK’s carbon emissions has been calculated in a new report by Waterwise and Arqiva that suggests a nationwide rollout would save one billion litres of water daily.
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Thames Water is the first company in the country to undertake a mass rollout of smart water meters and has reached half a million installations. The firm said the programme has led to a reduction in leakage and greater consumer engagement with water efficiency.
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Last month Anglian expanded its Shop Window project, which aims to use the town of Newmarket as a live testbed for innovative solutions to the problems the water sector is facing now, and for the future. Utility Week chats to the driving forces behind the project.
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Proposals for water abstraction reform currently going through the government mill would be a game-changer for power producers. About two-fifths of water abstracted in England and Wales is used for cooling power plant. Theirs might be good old-fashioned special pleading, but the generators are clearly in a special place.
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“Access to water is crucial to a large number of industries; sorting out how competing priorities will be dealt with under abstraction reform will be difficult.”
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The quality of drinking water in England and Wales has edged towards 100 per cent compliance with EU and national standards, according to the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI).
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Bristol Water’s proposed Cheddar Reservoir Two is a major part of the company’s long-term water resource plan. Phil Hodgson and Rick Grosfils look at some of the detailed work behind the plan.
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