A study by UKWIR and University of Sheffield aims to understand the conditions that can cause buried pipes to leak. It will explore effects of pressure and environment to better inform how companies should invest in pipe maintenance
United Utilities has beefed up its arsenal of leakage detection technology with 24,000 narrowband internet of things devices to locate leaks in real time as part of the company's £30 million plan to cut leakage by 20 per cent by 2025
South West Water has seen its leakage repair productivity rates soar in recent months compared to historic averages. Utility Week talks to the teams involved about the challenges AMP7 presents and how the company will tackle them.
Yorkshire Water has maintained its leak detection programme during the coronavirus outbreak after partnering with Invenio Systems to install leakage loggers while manual checks at customer homes were paused.
To meet ambitious leakage reduction targets the water sector is adding smart technology to detect problems in pipes. Yorkshire is installing hundreds of devices to monitor networks and find fluctuations to help identify leaks as part of a wider investment to achieve a 15 per cent reduction target
As we mark World Water Day, many people in the UK might think that the potential of drought is something more relevant to hotter, drier countries. However, water scarcity hit the headlines this week and the problem is much closer to home than we realise.