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Sir David brings Whitehall experience to Water UK

30/09/2013
Water UK has appointed former Whitehall Permanent Secretary Sir David Rowlands as its first independent chair. Sir David takes over from Peter Simpson, Managing Director of Anglian Water, who announced in April that he would be stepping down to focus...

Building Scotland's largest wastewater tunnel to begin in 2014

23/09/2013
Scottish Water is to build a 3.1 mile-long wastewater tunnel in the south of Glasgow as part of the biggest upgrade of the city's wastewater network since Victorian times. Costing £100m, the tunnel will be the biggest storm water storage tunnel in...

Harnessing sewage energy with microbial electrolysis

16/09/2013
Northumbrian Water and Newcastle University say they have carried out the first trial of a hydrogen Microbial Electrolysis Cell (MEC) on real sewage at a waste water treatment works on Tyneside. The team have shown that wastewater treatment plants can...

Proposed bill hike faces increasing opposition

11/09/2013
Pressure continues to mount on Thames Water in response to its application to raise customer bills next year, with former regulator Sir Ian Byatt calling for the company to "sharpen its act up". Sir Ian said the construction of the Thames Tideway...

Car is flushed with power

04/09/2013
The UK’s first people-powered VW Beetle has taken to the streets of Bristol. The Bio-Bug runs on methane gas generated during the sewage treatment process. Waste flushed down the toilets of just 70 homes in Bristol is enough to power the Bio-Bug for a...