Recent News

Sewer ownership to transfer to water companies

30/09/2011
Water companies in England and Wales will take control of privately owned sewers and drainage systems, as part a Government commitment to remove the burden of maintenance from homeowners and improve the network. The changes, set to come into force...

WaterUK urges government to assure watchdog's future

29/09/2011
Responding to the government’s consultation on the future of consumer organisations, the water industry has urged the government to confirm that the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) will continue to represent water consumers in England and Wales – as...

Preparing for drains transfer

28/09/2011
EHPs preparing for transfer of privately owned drains and sewers to water and sewerage companies have a new way to communicate; the drainage industry’s answer to Facebook. Councils, WaSCs, contractors, housing associations and insurers must work...

International conference focuses on infrastructure and customer service

27/09/2011
Water and wastewater companies around the world face increasing asset management and replacement costs, often to levels that are financially challenging. Management of investment needs, while meeting regulatory and other goals, require incorporation of...

Thames Water generates electricity from sludge flakes to save cash and carbon

26/09/2011
Sewage flakes are being burned to generate electricity in an initiative that could save Thames Water £300,000 and 500 tonnes of carbon emissions a year. A £1.5m sewage sludge dryer in Slough is the first in the UK to be used to create fuel rather...