Cambridge Water uses satellites to predict and detect leaks

The technology produces satellite images covering 3,500km which are sent directly to the water company’s field staff, who can then investigate the area and pinpoint the leak

Ofwat tells water firms to cut bills by 12% before 2025

The water regulator says returns on invested capital will be capped at a rate of 5.02%, down from the current limit of 6.64%

Water firms ‘need more urgency in stopping leaks and disruption’

The Consumer Council for Water has highlighted interruptions to water supply across the UK are up by a fifth compared to 2016/17

Acoustic loggers hit the right note for United Utilities

The water company is installing 100,000 auditory devices on its underground supply network to listen out for leaks

Water way to save a million litres in South West England

Wessex Water installed more than 47,400 water saving devices as well as fixed dripping taps and leaking loos free of charge

Thames Water chief Steve Robertson steps down

The water company has struggled with falling profits, leaks and increasing customer complaints

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Yorkshire Water to break world record for… acoustic ears?

The utility aims to install 34,000 auditory devices into its underground pipe network to listen out for leaks

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Severn Trent uses Uber drivers to look at water leaks

The drivers sent images to the company’s engineers, who then dispatched appropriate staff to fix issues

Retailers offered cash for water efficient business customers

Thames Water will provide a one-off payment of 5p per litre per day of water saved for each of their customers

Sniffer dog team get ruff and ready on leaky pipes

United Utilities is using two spaniels to pinpoint problems in its network