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Defra forms task groups for next stage of sewer transfer

27/02/2013
Defra has set up task groups as part of its work towards implementating Section 42 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. Once in force, section 42 will make the right to connect sewers and lateral drains into the public sewerage system under...

Water firm spent £4.5m fighting sewage floods this winter

25/02/2013
A water company has spent £4.5m this winter pumping waste out of sewers to prevent them overflowing. Thames Water said rain and saturated ground left it with no choice but to constantly pump sewage away. The firm's tanker lorries have been working 24...

Thames Water delays £4.1bn supersewer tender

19/02/2013
Thames Water has delayed procurement of its infrastructure provider to build the £4.1bn London supersewer until the autumn. The water and sewerage firm had planned to tender for a consortium to be infrastructure provider for the project this spring,...

New £2.8m works secure water for Scotland's remotest community

18/02/2013
Work has been completed on an innovative £2.8m replacement water treatment plant which will serve Scotland's most northerly inhabited island in the Shetlands. Due to its remote location, the facility on the Isle of Unst has around double the normal...

Sewer repair spares medieval bridge

12/02/2013
Work to repair a collapsed sewer close to a buried medieval bridge in Exeter is complete. A section of 300mm pipe collapsed in January, but its repair was complicated by its proximity to the Larkbeare Bridge, a scheduled ancient monument, which lies 2.4...