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Sewage powered robot could lead to self sufficient treatment works

29/11/2012
A robot powered by human waste has been unveiled by Wessex Water. The EcoBotIII feeds off and is powered by sewage from Saltford sewage treatment works near Bath, and can move and operate its onboard mechanisms unaided. Energy derived from nutrient...

Water companies 'unable to accept' Ofwat proposals

28/11/2012
The water and sewerage sector has expressed its concerns over Ofwat's recently published proposals to amend company licenses. Last month, Ofwat released a report highlighting the challenges facing the sector and the need for new, innovative ways to...

Risk remains following heavy rain and flooding

27/11/2012
The Environment Agency yesterday urged communities across north and southern central England and North Wales to remain vigilant after heavy rains flooded 900 properties. Communities across north east England and North Wales were warned to expect...

Worker fell into well and ingested sewage

26/11/2012
A sanitation firm failed to provide adequate training or instruction for a worker who fell seven metres into a sewage well at a construction site in Halesowen. Tardis Environmental UK Ltd had been contracted to clear a sewer blockage at a housing...

Loophole 'will encourage developers to sidestep Suds'

22/11/2012
Flooding experts have reacted with disbelief to government plans to create a legal loophole which will let developers avoid building sustainable drainage systems on new projects. The loophole would sidestep new national standards that have been...