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Anglian has claimed a first for the water sector by connecting a live pipe using a keyhole technique which extracts the top layer of ground to reach the pipe without an operative needing to be in the hole.
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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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United Utilities has hired 80 water meter readers as the company brings meter reading in house for the first time in 20 years. New recruits will also help the extension of automatic meter reading across its region
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Four strategic water resource projects have become the first to pass the initial assessment by the Regulators Alliance for Progressing Infrastructure Development (RAPID). The projects relating to bolstering water resources in Southern's western region include a recycling scheme, a desalination plant and a reservoir.
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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.
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Thames Water has upgraded two slow sand filter beds at a water treatment site to produce one third of the capital’s water. Supply to London was maintained while the work was completed at site over the past year.
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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.
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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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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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