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Government in 'turmoil' over flood precaution rules

28/01/2014
The government is in "turmoil" over the implementation of rules to prevent housing developments making floods worse, building industry sources say. A deal has been reached on how drainage features should be maintained, but the policy remains postponed...

Ofwat: Lessons learnt after budgeting miscalculations

21/01/2014
Ofwat says it has learnt lessons after skills shortages, financial culture and control and accountability led to it increasing its budget mid-way through the last financial year. The regulator announced in July that it would charge water companies...

Sewage sensors to detect bomb making factories

09/01/2014
Detectors that can pick up traces of bomb making equipment in sewers and waste tunnels could be the latest technique used to fight terrorism. Scientists in Sweden have developed sensors which can detect chemicals used to make bombs if they are flushed...

Ancient skeleton found in North Yorkshire sewer trench

05/01/2014
An ancient skeleton, thought to date back to Roman Britain, has been discovered in a sewer trench. Contractors from Yorkshire Water were installing sewers in Norton near Malton when they made the discovery. Chris Pole of Northern Archaeological...