Northumbrian Water inks 100% renewable power deal

Orsted’s wind farms will supply green electricity to 1,858 of the water company’s sites

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 […]

Solar energy to save Northumbrian Water £386,000

A 943-panel solar array has been installed at one of Northumbrian Water’s sites. The project has been developed as part of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Lightsource Renewable Energy, which fully funded and designed it. Lightsource claims the project at Bran Sands wastewater treatment plant in Middlesbrough – which serves around 300,000 customers – […]

Water bills could drop in Northumbria and Wales next year

Some water customers’ bills could reduce during the last five years of the decade as part of the draft determinations published by Ofwat today. The water regulator has revealed the prices Northumbrian Water and Dŵr Cymru can charge their customers for water and sewerage services as part of the 2014 price review, which lays out […]

Two water firms fined nearly £40,000 for pollution

Northumbrian Water and Severn Trent Water have been fined nearly £40,000 in total over pollution incidents. Severn Trent Water pleaded guilty at Telford Magistrates’ Court to pollution the Pudding Brook in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire with untreated sewage. It was fined £7,500 and ordered to pay £2,232.60 in costs along with a £15 victim surcharge. The […]

Northumbrian Water pledges £1bn to improve services

Northumbrian Water has pledged to invest £1 billion in improving services for its customers in the North East of England between 2015 and 2020. The plans currently include improving 270 miles of sewers to reduce flood risks, replacing 200 miles of water mains to prevent interruptions to supply and upgrading 12 sewage treatment works to […]