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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Tougher leakage targets and societal pressures to conserve water lost through pipes means all water companies need to do a lot more this AMP cycle to find and fix leaks. Experts share their views with Utility Week on the opportunities and challenges the sector faces.
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Following a consultation the EA will update guidelines for water resources management planning from 2024 to reflect changes in usage patterns because of coronavirus as well as requesting more evidence of environmental improvements
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Most water companies in England and Wales are failing to meet their per capita consumption targets, with overall performance deteriorating by 2 per cent since 2012/13 and pollution incidents up year on year, Ofwat’s service delivery report for 2018/19 has shown.
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With no policy or financial incentives in place to cut methane and nitrous oxide emissions, the onus is on water companies to reduce process emissions from wastewater treatment processes, a panel of experts told Utility Week.
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Peter Perry, who joined Welsh Water as an apprentice, became chief executive in the midst of the pandemic after Chris Jones retired in April. He chats with Utility Week about getting through 2020, the projects that excite him for AMP7 and what billpayers expect from their water company
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To address some of the problematic elements of decarbonisation in the water sector, this virtual innovation festival jointly hosted by Anglian, Yorkshire and Essex & Suffolk will look towards COP26
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SES Water has created a campaign to debunk commonly held myths about water consumption at a personal, local and global level as part of its efforts to reduce consumer demand in its region.
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As part of our Countdown to COP campaign, Utility Week speaks to Iain McGuffog, director of strategy & regulation at Bristol Water. He discusses the importance of a community-led approach to reaching net zero, opportunities under Brexit and why some failures will be inevitable if ambition and innovation are truly stretching.
Interviews
Portsmouth and Southern will publicly sign their bulk supply agreement today, marking an historic milestone for both companies. Chief executive Bob Taylor talks to Utility Week about how Havant Thicket exemplifies the water-only company's growing role in regional water resource planning.
Interviews
Anglian Water has set out plans to expand its Shop Window, the company's Newmarket test bed for innovation, to trial its projects with one million customers before company-wide adoption.
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The judging panel for Ofwat's much anticipated Innovation in Water Challenge has been named. The eight experts from the water sector and related industries will judge a Dragons' Den style pitching competition
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After parts of the UK saw the lowest temperatures recorded in a century this week, Utility Week asks how ready is the water sector for another big thaw?
Analysis
United Utilities has reached a milestone in leakage detection by developing its AI to identify the size of leaks in networks so technicians can prioritise repairs. The Fido system distinguishes data from loggers while ignoring background noises for improved accuracy.
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The role that the non-household water sector will play in developing water resource management plans and driving greater efficiencies has been set out in an action plan by wholesalers and retailers.
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