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

Environment Agency: Water pollution penalties must be tougher

The Environment Agency has called for tougher penalties to be introduced for those guilty of water pollution. Although the number of serious incidents has fallen by almost two-thirds since 2001, more than 300 damaging leaks still occurred across the UK in 2016. The organisation says agriculture is the sector most responsible for water pollution and […]

Yorkshire Water vows to plug water leaks

Yorkshire Water has announced a goal to slash water leakage by 40% before 2025. The commitment follows water regulator Ofwat’s call for companies to clamp down on wastage. The supplier plans to recruit 50 new frontline leakage inspectors, invest in new detection technology and use more in-depth data analytics. It says reducing leakage means less […]

Thames Water fined £8.5m for failing to stop leaks

Thames Water faces a maximum penalty of £8.55 million for failing to stop leaking pipes. Water regulator Ofwat said the failure to meet the leakage commitments is “unacceptable”. Leaks from Thames Water’s network rose by 5% in the last year. The missed leakage reduction target of 47 million litres per day – which represents 1.8% […]