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Rural Sustainable Drainage Systems take centre stage

31/07/2012
The Environment Agency has published a report on Rural Sustainable Drainage Systems (R.SuDS). Sustainable drainage systems have been around for a long time but more especially in the urban environment. In rural environments, it is an approach for...

'A Tale Of Two Cities' gives insight into hidden world

26/07/2012
Urban explorer Steve Duncan prides himself on looking at cities from a very unique perspective. Working as an urban historian and photographer, Duncan not only has a keen interest and expert knowledge of cities’ infrastructure but a great eye for...

Northumbrian Water prosecutes sewer abuser

25/07/2012
Grease, oil and other waste was illegally and repeatedly discharged into Sunderland's sewers and landed a food company in court. 2 Sisters Food Group Ltd was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay an additional £1,050 costs by magistrates in Sunderland last...

Ultra-violet disinfection plant will protect beaches and wildlife

24/07/2012
It's all systems go for a £16 million project to help clean up Cumbria's Duddon Estuary, as engineers switch on to the power of ultra-violet light. The project, by water company United Utilities, includes installing ultra-violet bug-killing equipment...

Recycled sewage keeping Olympic Park green

23/07/2012
Athletes at London's Olympic village are flushing their loos with water sent to the capital's sewers hours earlier by local residents. Thames Water's Old Ford water recycling plant, on the Olympic Park in Stratford, uses state-of-the-art treatment...