Southern Water investment reaches new heights.

Southern Water investment reaches new heights.

Air power was deployed to bring a new piece of mixing equipment – the first of its type in the South East – to the middle of a reservoir. The two pieces of equipment, each weighing a ton, were lifted into position by helicopter at Southern Water’s Weir Wood reservoir near East Grinstead. Southern Water […]

£15 million waste water treatment works upgrade for Inverurie.

£15 million waste water treatment works upgrade for Inverurie.

Scottish Water is submitting a planning application for a state-of-the-art Waste Water Treatment Works upgrade at its site in Inverurie, which would boost the local economy and provide an increasingly efficient service for this growing community. The planned improvement directly follows a recent growth in the local population, with the upgrade also ensuring that the […]

United Utilities and Severn Trent combine non-household retail businesses.

United Utilities and Severn Trent combine non-household retail businesses.

United Utilities (“UU”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Severn Trent, whereby UU and Severn Trent will combine their non-household water and wastewater retail businesses, principally comprising billing and customer service activities, into one business (the “JV”), centrally located in Stoke-on-Trent. UU and Severn Trent have strong […]

£24 million project to improve Sheffield’s drinking water gets a lift.

£24 million project to improve Sheffield’s drinking water gets a lift.

Yorkshire Water has taken delivery of two massive tower cranes at Rivelin water treatment works to ensure construction work progresses as planned. In November last year Nick Clegg, MP for Sheffield Hallam, was at Rivelin to get the £24 million scheme to improve drinking water underway. We are investing in a new underground building to house new clarifying settlement […]

Southern Water recognised for ‘ground breaking’ work at prestigious awards.

Southern Water recognised for ‘ground breaking’ work at prestigious awards.

Southern Water scooped a runner-up award at the sixth annual Guardian Sustainable Business Awards last night (Thursday 26 May) for their universal metering programme. The awards celebrate organisations and individuals that go above and beyond to tackle global challenges and drive sustainability. Southern Water were shortlisted in the ‘bold move category’ –  which recognises companies […]

MPs back new scheme for struggling water customers.

MPs back new scheme for struggling water customers.

United Utilities’ Priority Services scheme, which launches this week (w/c May 23), provides help in managing debt; support for customers facing mental health issues or struggling with ‘life events’ such as floods, job loss or bereavement; and services for customers who have physical disabilities. Research by the water company found that thousands of customers facing […]

Mancunian Way to reopen fully in June.

Mancunian Way to reopen fully in June.

Mancunian Way will soon be fully re-open. Manchester City Council estimates that roadworks will be completed by mid June, allowing both sides of the carriageway to reopen fully. Since August last year United Utilities and Manchester City Council have been working at the site of a huge sinkhole that appeared in the road. A contraflow […]

Royal opening for Grafham storage reservoir and pumping station.

Royal opening for Grafham storage reservoir and pumping station.

It’s 50 years since the Duke of Edinburgh first opened Grafham Reservoir. Today (25 May) His Royal Highness returned to the popular Cambridgeshire water park to mark its special anniversary. The Duke also officially opened Anglian Water’s state-of-the-art storage reservoir and pumping station next to the existing Grafham Water Treatment Works. The new £28million facility […]