United Utilities introduces wastewater treatment tech to slash emissions

The new system is forecast to lead to power savings of up to 84% compared to older models

Southern Water fined record £90m for dumping sewage into sea

It pleaded guilty to 6,971 unlawful sewage discharges between 2010 and 2015, found to be caused by ‘deliberate failings’ and polluting rivers in Kent, Hampshire and Sussex

First poo-powered SUV launched

The vehicle can travel for 450 metres using electricity generated by one person’s daily habits

Yorkshire Water to develop wetland for low carbon wastewater treatment

The project is designed to filter water naturally from phosphorus

US awards $27.5m to decarbonise water infrastructure

The projects have the potential to reduce carbon emissions and water treatment costs while improving the quality of water and equity of distribution nationwide

US offers $52.5m to help manufacturers and wastewater treatment plants boost efficiency

The funding will be distributed through the Department of Energy’s Industrial Assessment Centres, which are university-based programmes that train students and offer no-cost efficiency improvement recommendations to small and medium manufacturing facilities

Slovenia referred to EU Court over wastewater treatment failures

According to the Commission, certain areas do not comply with the requirements because urban wastewater entering collecting systems is not subject to the appropriate level of treatment before being discharged

Major incident declared after large chemical tank explosion at sewage works in Bristol

The police confirmed there has been a number of casualties as a result of the explosion

NI Water awarded £5m for hydrogen project at wastewater treatment site

The development of a 1MW electrolyser aims to explore how hydrogen could increase wastewater treatment system’s capacity and decarbonise it

New Zealand welcomes first floating solar project in wastewater facility

The project, which covers one hectare of water surface is forecast to generate enough electricity to power 200 homes