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Jan 31, 2023
£70 million upgrade to Victorian sewer system in London
Water/Wastewater News
Jan 19, 2023
Pipelines
Artificial intelligence is helping to speed up repairs to United Utilities wastewater pipeline network by semi-automating the review of CCTV inspection footage. Since the use of CCTV for pipeline inspections was first introduced in the 1950s, the process of reviewing footage has remained largely manual – and very time consuming. The increasing volume of work across... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Jan 10, 2023
Pipelines
Anglian Water has submitted plans for the most southerly section of its new multi-million-pound water main network. Hundreds of kilometres of new interconnecting pipelines - stretching from North Lincolnshire, through Cambridgeshire, to Suffolk and Essex - will be laid as part of the scheme. This Bury St Edmunds to Colchester pipeline will run for 68 kilometres and... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Dec 23, 2022
Pipelines
An intelligent sewer system that issues alerts to reduce flooding and overflows is being introduced across Tameside in the UK. Dynamic Network Management is the latest investment from United Utilities to upgrade the drainage system that was inherited from the Victorians. The project is already underway and around 300 data-gathering sensors have already been installed... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Dec 14, 2022
Pipelines
Work at a cost of £13 million (€15 million) to help improve water quality and protect the environment in Southampton in the UK is set to begin next year. Southern Water is looking to build a new underground storm shaft and has recently installed new filters at Woolston Wastewater Treatment Works as part of its plans to protect shellfish and improve water quality. The... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Dec 7, 2022
Pipelines
Shareholders have approved plans for an additional £2 billion (€2.32 billion) of expenditure aimed at improving performance and outcomes for customers, leakage and river health and to accelerate delivery of Thames Water’s turnaround. Thames Water hasapproved a £11.5 billion (€13.3 billion) business plan for the current regulatory period ending 31 March 2025,... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Dec 2, 2022
Pipelines
A project to create a vast new underground stormwater storage tank is progressing well in Nelson in the UK. When complete, the tank will be 20 metres deep and 15 metres wide and hold almost 2,000 cubic metres of storm water. It will give Pendle’s sewer system additional capacity during times of heavy rainfall, and help to further improve water quality in nearby Pendle... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Nov 30, 2022
Pipelines
A strong performance on innovation has put Northumbrian Water at the top of the annual water company performance survey carried out by British Water. British Water‘s annual UK Water Company Performance Survey asks contractors, consultants and suppliers to rate their clients’ performance in 11 areas, including innovation, professionalism, contractual approach and procurement.... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Nov 25, 2022
Pipelines
OMV has conducted a production and injection test to analyse the geothermal potential in the Vienna Basin, Lower Austria. The test took place in the basement of the Vienna Basin, in the Hauptdolomit. A workover prepared the OMV well Aderklaa 96 for testing at a depth of about 2,900 m. Formation water was produced, temporarily stored above ground in sealed containers,... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Nov 7, 2022
Pipelines
Southern Water is investing in a total of four pipelines, including two existing ones on the Isle of Sheppey in the UK. There will also be cross connections between the pipelines so water can be moved from one pipeline to another, giving the people of Sheppey a far more reliable water supply. This summer, the Isle of Sheppey suffered from a loss of water supply during... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Nov 4, 2022
Pipelines
Pump and water product manufacturer Stuart Turner has acquired Aquatronic Group Management (AGM) - a key provider of cold-water boosting installation and maintenance equipment and services in the UK. Founded in 1906 and headquartered in Henley-on-Thames, Stuart Turner supplies water-boosting products that manage water pressure in residential and commercial/industrial... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Oct 13, 2022
Pipelines
United Utilities and tech innovators ChangeMaker 3D have achieved a first in the UK water industry by demonstrating the use of 3D concrete printed components – with significant carbon, cost and labour savings. During a 12-month period, ChangeMaker 3D worked in partnership with United Utilities to successfully design, 3D-print and install a wastewater chamber at one... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Oct 10, 2022
Pipelines
Anglian Water is using drones to identify inaccessible leaks before going to fix them. The drone surveys have been conducted around Ardleigh reservoir, Colchester, UK, with nearly 40,000 km of water pipe to survey. Much of this pipeline is found in rural and remote areas and the aerial drone technology can help reduce the cost and time taken to find a leak by pinpointing... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Oct 6, 2022
Pipelines
Morrison Water Services, a part of M Group Services’ Water Division, has secured a new framework contract with South West Water to help further reduce leakage. This is Morrison Water Services’ first leakage detection framework contract and its first framework contract with the water firm. Initially the framework contract is for three years, with an option to extend... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Sep 29, 2022
Pipelines
A five-year project to refurbish the Vyrnwy Aqueduct has taken a step forward with the contract awarded to carry out the next phase of work. The aqueduct runs from Lake Vyrnwy in Wales to Merseyside, and was completed in 1892. Earlier this year, United Utilities began to consult on plans to enhance the three, one metre diameter parallel pipelines, and ensure they can... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Sep 22, 2022
Pipelines
An emergency water pipe was flown in by helicopter to increase water stocks in part of West Yorkshire in the UK, which have experienced the lowest rainfall in 130 years. Despite recent spells of rain, water levels at reservoirs in the Worth Valley are much lower than usual. According to Yorkshire Water, reservoirs need months of rain to help them return to their normal... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Sep 13, 2022
Pipelines
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water has outlined proposals to invest an extra £100 million (€115 million) before the end of 2025 to reduce phosphate discharges from its wastewater treatment works and to reduce the impact of Combined Storm Overflows (CSOs). This is in addition to the £836 million (€996 million) already budgeted in its Business Plan for 2020-2025. This would... [Read More]


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