Competition watchdog approves new Wave of water retailer

The joint venture between Anglian Water and Northumbrian Water for non-household retail services has been approved. The two companies proposed to transfer their non-household retail water and sewerage businesses to form a 50/50 joint venture ‘Wave’. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation and cleared the merger, suggesting there is “sufficient competition remaining with respect […]

Water companies join forces for retail market

Anglian Water and Northumbrian Water have teamed up to create a new retailer of water and wastewater services for non-household customers. The deal to create the new business ‘Wave’ has been struck ahead of the retail water market opening in April. More than 1.2 million eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations in England will […]

Anglian Water to pay £100k for pollution

Anglian Water has agreed to pay £100,000 to a social enterprise following a pollution incident in Peterborough. River Nene Regional Park, which aims to create a green infrastructure network of environmental projects from Daventry to Peterborough, will receive the money. In May 2013, storm tanks at Anglian Water’s Flag Fen Water Recycling Centre (WRC) overflowed, […]

Water supply deal to save luxury hotel £75k

A landmark new water supply deal is expected to help Malmaison and Hotel du Vin increase annual savings to more than £75,000. It has signed a contract with Anglian Water brokered by Inprova Energy, with the deal covering the organiastion’s entire UK portfolio of 33 boutique hotels. According to the water company, savings will be […]

Anglian Water plans to improve its leaky service

Anglian Water is getting a revamp by improving its water systems. It has invested £5 billion to reduce leakage, meet future demand for water and protect the environment. The company appointed i20 Water – a smart water network company – to help with the improvements. They will help to upgrade the network with monitoring software, remote […]

Anglian Water fined £94,000 for sewage overflow

Anglian Water has been ordered to pay £94,000 after sewage contaminated a brook through an emergency overflow pipe. More than 1,500 fish were also killed as a result, according to the Environment Agency. At the time of the incident in April 2011, three pumps at Ingrave Pumping Station stopped working over three years but no […]

Domestic water bills to drop – except in London

Domestic water bills are likely to drop in all regions of the UK except in and around London. That’s according to plans submitted to Ofwat by the country’s water companies which show – mostly – price drops across the board planned for 2015 to 2020. Virtually all companies apart from Thames Water expect to lower […]

Three water firms lift hosepipe bans

Three of the UK’s largest water firms are lifting their hosepipe bans tomorrow after the wettest April on record. Thames Water, Anglian Water and Southern Water announced the move following the deluge of rain over the last two months. Thames Water which serves 8.8 million people across London and the Thames Valley says its customers […]

Anglian Water plans new £44m reservoir

Anglian Water has won planning permission for a new £44 million reservoir and water treatment works near to Newton-on-Trent, Lincolnshire. Building will take place over the next couple of years, says the firm. A new pumping station will take water from the River Trent into a 20-acre storage reservoir which will hold around 230 million litres […]

Drought could last to Christmas

The drought in Britain’s South West region could last beyond Christmas, according to the Environment Agency, which is urgently warning businesses and people to use water wisely or risk “serious shortages”. Seventeen counties in South West England and the Midlands have moved into official drought status, after two dry winters have left rivers and ground […]