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Water bills in England and Wales to rise 5.7% in April

31/01/2012
Average water and sewerage bills in England and Wales will rise by 5.7% from April to about £376 per household. The average figure disguises variations between water and sewerage firms, with customers at Southern seeing an 8.2% rise and those at Dwr...

Work begins on UK's first large energy self-sufficient sewage works

30/01/2012
A water company is embarking on a multi-million pound project to create the UK's first energy neutral urban sewage plant. Yorkshire Water has begun work on a £30 million project at the company's Esholt sewage works on the outskirts of Bradford, to...

Super-sewer a 'necessity' to prevent EU fines

27/01/2012
Raw sewage frequently spilling into the Thames is unacceptable, says Lord Chris Smith, chairman of the Environment Agency. A super-sewer for London is not a choice but a necessity, and must go ahead despite opposition in order to preserve the Thames...

Defra launches consultation to tackle unpaid water bills

26/01/2012
The burden of bad debt in the water industry, and its impact on everyone’s water bills, is to be tackled through a new consultation. Every year the failure of some customers to pay their water bills adds an average of £15 to every other customer’s...

'Green future' for wastewater and stormwater disposal

24/01/2012
TRansitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow (TRUST) is a four year European Commission-funded programme involving 30 partners in 11 countries in researching innovations and tools to create a more sustainable, low-carbon water future. TRUST has...