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Effective stormwater management is a real puzzle. Like the famous Rubik’s cube you need to look at things from all sides and angles, juggling a huge range of variables to resolve the challenges each and every project presents. Plus of course meeting regulatory requirements, which themselves are constantly being amended and updated.
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Thames Water has agreed to pay £11 million to non-household customers and water retailers after inaccuracies in its data provided to the central market operating system in 2017 led to inaccurate usage calculations and bills. Ofwat imposed a nominal £1 fine to reflect the compliance of Thames in improving its systems.
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Elexon has confirmed the Credit Assessment Price will rise to its highest ever level following a short consultation. Concerns have been raised that the increase could add pressure to energy retailers in the coming months and possibly contribute to further failures.
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Macquarie has signaled its determination to plough capital into the water sector's whipping boy Southern Water as it continues its struggle to "become brilliant at the basics". Industry analyst Nigel Hawkins examines the bid and its background.
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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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Despite wider gloom in the jobs market, Vicky Kenrick says talented utility and sustainability professionals are in great demand right now.
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A drought order granted to South East Water by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs last month has not been used, because heavy rain over Christmas alleviated the crisis.
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The chief inspector of drinking water has accused Water UK of sending muddled messages and making"disingenuous" claims about the sector's work on water quality.
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In a water white paper published last month, government pledged to shake up the water industry. It set out plans that would eventually allow all non-domestic customers to choose their supplier, exposing water companies to competition in many cases for the first time. The government wants companies to be more responsive to customers and the environment, but has it done enough to make sure water remains affordable, and will it give companies and customers the tools they need to manage demand? Have your say in our live webchat, starting at 3pm. The webchat will scroll in a "Cover It Live" panel immediately below this paragraph. To have your say, use the comment box in the panel - no login required.
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