Renewables and clean transport among projects backed with €7.3m EU funding

The funding will enable companies and utilities to implement measures for protection against a more extreme climate and other disasters

United Utilities completes £164m rebuild of wastewater treatment plant

The project is believed to be the largest purpose-built Nereda process plant in Europe

Nearly 45% of Britons ‘wrongly dispose of unflushables’

Three-in-ten are flushing wet wipes, new survey finds

Clean Oceans Initiative doubles commitment to €4bn by 2025

It supports projects that reduce discharge of plastics, micro-plastics and other litter to the oceans through improved management of solid waste, wastewater and storm water

Poland and Malta referred to EU Court over wastewater failures

It said both the nations failed to comply with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive

Yorkshire Water to invest £13m to improve river water quality

The company plans to invest in a range of measures that aim to improve the Wharfe upstream of the bathing water

Ofwat proposes to increase price cap for business customers

Ofwat has set out plans to increase the price cap for the non-household retail market by 0.31%

Yorkshire Water is looking for 35 new engineers

The water company aims to boost the efficient management of its assets, including pumping stations

Northumbrian Water hit with £540k fine for sewage pollution

Durham County Court heard a blockage in a combined sewer in May 2017 caused sewage to pour out of a manhole cover and discharge into the watercourse that runs through Heads Hope Dene near Castle Eden

Water companies to pay for low customer satisfaction rankings

Thames Water has to pay nearly £16.7 million and Southern Water £4.9 million for poor customer satisfaction