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Eliminating the harm from combined sewer overflows will require multi-faceted action supported by regulation and legislation to improve river health but could cost more than £100 billion, Water UK has told the Environmental Audit Committee in a written submission.
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Thames Water and Kingston Council are embarking on a project to capture heat from effluent at a wastewater treatment site and supply it to new housing estate via a district heating network. The network will eventually be expanded to serve public and commercial buildings in Kingston town centre.
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Pollution incidents caused by water and sewerage companies plateaued in 2019/20 against an overall drop in the number of incidents a report from the Environment Agency shows. Introducing the report, chief executive James Bevan warned that environmental protection and enhancement will come at a cost.
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Thames has unveiled plans to create a wetlands next to Aylesbury wastewater treatment plant as part of broader plans for biodiversity and habitat creation across its estate
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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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Clive Mottram looks at the new licence options on offer in the draft Water Bill and asks, will they drive an active, competitive market?
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It's been a long, slow process improving our housing stock. In the new-build sector, the government has taken immense care to keep housebuilders on side. Those builders have had years of warning of when energy efficiency standards will be tightened, and a roadmap towards still better standards in future that could not be clearer. Nonetheless, housebuilders have complained that capital costs will increase, and prices will go up for buyers.
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Forget a substantial public subsidy, the Thames Tideway Tunnel is likely to be financed by Thames Water customers and pseudo-PFI investors, says Nigel Hawkins
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When designing default tariffs for the water retail market, Ofwat must protect customers while allowing competition to flourish, says Sam Williams
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In preparation for retail market opening, Philip Boyle argues water companies should be required to clean up their data or new entrants will stay away and competition will fail
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