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Surfers smarten up thanks to sewage alert app

29/08/2013
A Cornwall-based environment charity has released an app which gives bathers and surfers real-time warnings about pollution incidents on popular beaches. The free alert service has been funded by the Environment Agency and released by Surfers Against...

Met Office launches burst pipe forecaster

20/08/2013
The Met Office has launched its first pipe burst forecast model to help water companies optimise resources and increase proactive risk management. The launch follows a collaboration with Thames Water to make a suite of models available across the...

Ofwat urged to offer financial incentives for carbon reduction

15/08/2013
Industry regulator Ofwat must offer financial incentives to water companies to cut carbon emissions, according to the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. In a report published today, 'A blueprint for carbon emissions...

Fatberg: who's not binning their wet wipes in west London?

07/08/2013
Was a 15-tonne 'fatberg' the size of a double-decker bus, discovered in the sewers beneath Kingston upon Thames, west London, caused by the growing use of wet wipes? The gigantic lump of congealed fat and sanitary products was recently removed by...

University and water firm create acoustic technology

02/08/2013
A partnership between a water company and a university has inspired a new company and a new technology. Yorkshire Water will be the first firm to use the SewerBatt, an innovative surveying device developed by Acoustic Sensing Technology (UK)...