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Royal Assent means Water Bill will bring competition to market

29/05/2014
Businesses across the country will be able to choose their supplier of water and waste water services for the first time, now that the long-awaited Water Bill has been granted Royal Assent. The Bill, which spawned from the Water For Life paper...

EU simplifies environmental impact assessment process

19/05/2014
New European legislation simplifying the rules for assessing the potential effects of projects on the environment came into force on Friday. The newly amended Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive will offer better protection for the...

Cocaine use has contaminated drinking water, report shows

11/05/2014
Cocaine use in the UK is now so common that traces of the drug have contaminated the drinking water supply, a report has shown. In a study to assess the dangers from pharmaceutical compounds appearing in the water we drink, scientists discovered...

Scottish Water tenders £224m worth of contracts

07/05/2014
Scottish Water has gone out to tender with a range of contracts worth up to £224m and running for up to 12 years, including a £150m contract for its rural delivery programme, a £80m contract for the supply of civils materials and a £72m contract for the...