District heating ‘wasting millions by skimping on insulation’

The developers and operators of district heating projects are wasting millions of pounds by skimping on pipe insulation. That’s according to a manufacturer of pre-insulated pipe systems, CPV, which said the standard for pipe insulation – the EN 253 – allows for three different thicknesses of foam. However most developers are going for the cheapest, thinnest foam to cut […]

Revamp water networks should be first step for drought issue

Every day 3.3 billion litres of water is lost in the UK through leaking pipes. With DEFRA calling an emergency water summit this week, one company say there needs to be a change in the way our water networks are managed. Adam Kingdon CEO of technology specialist i2O Water said: “This drought should be a […]

Century-old sewers get revamp in Salisbury

Work to renovate 100 year-old sewers in Salisbury will start in the New Year. Wessex Water will be relining and replacing sewers in the city which are in a “structurally poor” condition from mid-January. The revamp is taking place after engineers sent CCTV robots in to survey the pipes and found areas of damage.