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Apr 6, 2021
Pipe upgrade work to improve water supplies
Water/Wastewater News
Apr 1, 2021
Pipelines
A new undersea pipeline to transfer water from Butterworth to Penang in Malaysia is now operational. Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBA) said this latest and third twin-submarine pipeline will supply 315 million litres a day (MLD) from the Sungai Dua water treatment plant on the mainland, which draws raw water from Sungai Muda. The pipeline runs 3.2km from the mainland... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Apr 1, 2021
Pipelines
MWH Treatment and partner Galliford Try have successfully secured a six-year contract extension on Scottish Water’s non-infrastructure framework for the Strategic Review 2021-27 (SR21) investment programme. MWHT, a solution provider operating across the UK water industry, will be working in the joint venture to deliver a £700 million (€821 million) water and wastewater... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Mar 31, 2021
Pipelines
Anglian Water engineers have completed work on a £9 million (€10.5 million) scheme that will maintain water supplies to 3,000 homes while protecting the precious environment of Catfield Fen. Previously, the public water supply for Ludham, Norfolk, came from a borehole near the town. However, to help protect the surrounding environment, which is a renowned Site... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Mar 29, 2021
Pipelines
Veolia Water Technologies Italia has been awarded a contract by Italian leader in rice production Riso Scotti to engineer a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) for its factory in Milan. Biogas produced during the treatment process will be reused within a circular and integrated production cycle. In line with Riso Scotti’s Environmental Sustainability Programme,... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Mar 29, 2021
Pipelines
Thames Water engineers have cleared record lengths of sewer spanning further than the distance between John O’Groats and Land’s End to help protect customers and the environment from flooding. A total of 1,500km of underground pipes in the UK have been swept since April last year using a range of techniques, from hi-tech camera technology as part of the company’s... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Mar 26, 2021
Pipelines
South East Water is investing £400,000 (467,000) in upgrading Marden’s drinking water network, improving water pressure in the area for decades to come. The water company will begin laying a new one kilometre long pipeline from 13 April. The project is expected to take 18 weeks to complete. Matthew Cooper, project manager for South East Water, said: “This new water... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Mar 25, 2021
Pipelines
A new £40 million (€46 million) competition to encourage innovation for water and wastewater services is calling on energy innovators to collaborate with water companies to drive wide scale transformational change. The Water Breakthrough Challenge is funded through Ofwat’s £200 million (€232 million) Innovation Fund, as part of the regulator’s goal to create... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Mar 18, 2021
Pipelines
Machine-learning technology trialled on part of Wessex Water’s sewerage network has identified early forming sewer blockages in real-time with a 92% accuracy rate. This has also enabled an operational shift to condition-based maintenance approach, said Brian Moloney, the managing director of StormHarvester. The potential of artificial technology (AI) to transform sewer... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Mar 17, 2021
Pipelines
Severn Trent has chosen Sutton Park in the UK as the latest site for the roll out of its sewer sensors, which will help to prevent blockages caused by cooking fat and other unflushable items. A total of 150 units will be installed over the next few weeks. The battery-powered devices use a hanging sensor to detect rising water levels in the sewer and can communicate... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Mar 12, 2021
Pipelines
Nidec ASI - head of the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform belonging to the Nidec Group - has been awarded orders for motors and drives needed to create five pipeline systems for transporting water in the Arabian Peninsula. These projects will ensure greater volumes of water for over 12 million people, helping to improve the quality of life for everyone living in this... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Mar 11, 2021
Pipelines
Severn Trent will begin essential work to upgrade water pipes in Stratford-Upon-Avon in the UK. The water company is replacing around half a kilometre of ageing water pipes with brand new ones, to help reduce the amount of leaks and bursts in the area. The work is part of a wider £3 million (€3.5 million) investment the company is making across Warwickshire, where... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Mar 10, 2021
Pipelines
Sewer upgrades in a County Durham village in the UK will help to protect homes and the environment while also ensuring the network continues to support growth in the area's population. Northumbrian Water is investing £800,000 (€934,000) in a new sewer pipe - known as a rising main - on the outskirts of Wellfield, Wingate. The new pipe will carry wastewater from existing... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Mar 9, 2021
Pipelines
Missouri American Water will invest $2 million (€1.7 million) to upgrade nearly 3,700 feet of ageing water mains in its service territories. The company, a subsidiary of American Water Works (AWK), will replace old 20-inch water lines, originally installed in the 1920s, with a larger 24-inch ductile. The upgrading process will continue until the autumn. The pipeline... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Mar 9, 2021
Pipelines
Excess heat recovered from a sewage treatment plant process could be used to power more than 2,000 homes. The scheme, thanks to a new carbon-cutting partnership between Thames Water and Kingston Council, is the first of its kind in England and has the potential to provide clean, green heating to new homes. The project is expected to be a model for similar schemes elsewhere... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Mar 8, 2021
Pipelines
South Staffs Water has committed to reduce leakage by 15% through a combination of pressure management and innovation in its five-year business plan. One of the innovative methods being used is Utilis’ satellite leak detection technology, brought to the UK by SUEZ. This has been adapted from technology that is used to search for water on other planets. The system... [Read More]


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