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Water company shows its 'metal'

29/02/2012
A water company is fighting back in its bid to tackle epidemic levels of metal theft. Yorkshire Water is trialling a revolutionary fibreglass manhole cover as it looks at additional ways of combatting metal theft, which is costing the company hundreds...

Drain technician demonstrates dignity

28/02/2012
A £21,000 Rolex watch which was discovered in an Essex drain has been reunited with its owner. The watch, discovered by a drainage techinician near Chalkwell railway station two weeks ago, was stolen in a burglary in September, police said. Three...

Magnetic soap attracts international attention

24/02/2012
Research by chemists at the University of Bristol, on soap that incorporates an easily magnetised complex of iron, has attracted media attention from as far afield as the USA and China. These new magnetic surfactants (soaps) can be used to extract...

Ofwat welcomes new board members

23/02/2012
Two new non-executive directors, Wendy Barnes and Robin Paynter Bryant, have been appointed to the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) board. Both appointments are based on two days per month for £10,680 per annum. Both run for four years...

Have your say on SuDS

22/02/2012
Drainage professionals have just three weeks to have their say on sustainable drainage systems. A consultation, which ends 13 March 2012, presents the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' proposals to implement the requirements for...