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Viagra for plants: Sewage treatment facility turns struvite into fertiliser

25/11/2013
A £2m sewage treatment plant is turning waste into a sustainable source of fertiliser that experts claim could help secure future global food supplies. The nutrient-recovery reactor, the first of its kind in Europe, is producing high-grade...

End 'disgusting' train toilet sewage - Lady Kramer

20/11/2013
Train companies must stop dumping human waste from toilets on railway tracks, a transport minister has said. Lady Kramer branded the practice "utterly disgusting" and called on the industry to take action. The RMT rail union is also demanding action,...

Regulator blocks Thames Water's bill rise bid

11/11/2013
Ofwat, the water regulator, has confirmed that it has turned down Thames Water's request to increase customer bills by up to eight per cent next year. Thames had asked to add an extra £29, or eight per cent, to the annual average household bill for...

Government urges water firms to look closely at price rises

05/11/2013
Water firms have been urged to "look closely" at what level of price rises need to be made and introduce special tariffs for struggling households. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has written to companies calling on them to recognise the strain on...