Leakage

Ambitious regulatory and company targets mean leakage will be a key focus over the 2020-25 period and beyond. Find out what water firms are doing to tackle the problem.

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The climate crisis is the biggest challenge we are facing and we cannot expect politicians to sort it out: we all have a part to play, writes Christine McGourty, chief executive of Water UK
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A study by UKWIR and University of Sheffield aims to understand the conditions that can cause buried pipes to leak. It will explore effects of pressure and environment to better inform how companies should invest in pipe maintenance
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The climate crisis is the biggest challenge we are facing and we cannot expect politicians to sort it out: we all have a part to play, writes Christine McGourty, chief executive of Water UK
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Ofwat has named Nesta as the lead organisation to deliver the water sector's innovation fund and competition. The foundation will be supported by Arup and Isle Utilities.
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It has been an extremely challenging year for the non-household water market, and as Wave chief executive Lucy Darch tells Utility Week, retailers started out with little resilience to deal with the fallout. She gives her view on how to strengthen the sector for the future and what a second lockdown means for customers.
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United Utilities has created a town-wide smart water network in Macclesfield that incorporates AI to learn from patterns in the network data to detect leaks before they spring
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Fresh off the success of Water's Worth Saving, Waterwise has launched a month-long campaign to persuade people to value water more highly and use it more efficiently
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Water cannot be excluded from energy and planning discussions if the UK is to meet its commitments to net zero, according to a new paper from the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum that recommends ambitious targets for consumption and calls for mandatory sustainable drainage and water labelling.
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Chalk streams health will be improved following promises by Affinity, Anglian, Southern and Thames Water to reduce abstraction and pollution to restore flows and health of these ecologically critical waterways
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United Utilities has beefed up its arsenal of leakage detection technology with 24,000 narrowband internet of things devices to locate leaks in real time as part of the company's £30 million plan to cut leakage by 20 per cent by 2025
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Affinity Water has said it will share a “pioneering” AI-driven system that predicts water consumption with the wider sector. The company says the technology can be used to monitor the impacts of weather events and unforeseen circumstances such as coronavirus on consumption in real time.
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