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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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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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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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A former Environment Agency water quality expert has lambasted the body’s monitoring of river and sewer overflows. Peter Lloyd told the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) that the regulator lacked the expertise to understand and interpret data gathered from wastewater treatment works.
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Ofwat said today that it was committed to allowing water companies to earn a return on capital linked to RPI for the wholesale part of their businesses. The regulator was speaking as it published its proposed methodology for the next price review, which will have separate price controls for the retail and wholesale parts of the business.
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Water companies spent much less than anticipated on private sewer transfer in the first year, but Greg Beech warns that keeping costs down too aggressively now could cost more in the long run
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Roger Milne reports on the ups and downs of life for water and energy firms under the reformed planning system, and particularly the NSIP regime
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Two water companies are raising awareness of sewer abuse through music. Southern Water and Thames Water have both released YouTube videos highlighting what can cause sewer blockages at this time of year. Southern Water said three quarters of all sewer blockages are caused by things that should not enter the system and fat causes some of the worst problems.
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