Severn Trent discovers ‘quicker and cheaper’ way to treat sewage

Engineers at Newent treatment works have improved the process by putting sewage through an additional tank containing thousands of tiny plastic discs

Severn Trent Water seeks new solutions to reduce energy costs

The water and wastewater company currently uses around 900GWh of electricity per year – which comes at a cost of £100m

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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

Severn Trent is nuts and bolts about new robot tech

The water company is extending a trial to find leaks in its pipes

Severn Trent snaps up food waste recycling firm in £120m deal

Agrivert UK generates energy from food waste and has five anaerobic digestion facilities

Severn Trent’s new sewage treatment technique ‘a third more efficient’

Its £60m Thermal Hydrolysis Plant is expected to be able to efficiently process 100 tonnes of sludge each day

Severn Trent fined £350k for hazardous chemical leak

The incident in November 2015 killed an estimated 30,000 fish

Severn Trent invests £15m in biomethane plants

Severn Trent has invested £15 million in three new biomethane gas-to-grid plants. The water company, which serves eight million people across the Midlands and Wales, says the power generated will be enough to heat more than 8,000 homes for a year. However, it plans to use the biogas fermented from sewage sludge, contaminated energy crops […]

Severn Trent reopens green grant for farmers

Severn Trent is reopening its environmental grants scheme for farmers. The move by the water company will give farm owners in the Midlands another opportunity to apply for funding to help them to protect local watercourses from pollution. The grant will provide money to help farmers make management and infrastructure improvements, reducing the risk of […]

Severn Trent invests £60m in biogas upgrade

Severn Trent has invested £60 million in a thermal hydrolysis plant (THP) to make the process of generating clean energy at one of its sites more efficient. The water company says the technology will see the electricity produced at Minworth Sewage Treatment Works increase by almost a third. The process works by treating sewage sludge, […]