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Removing barriers to water re-use
Water re-use systems can use rainwater, or treated water from washing, reducing per capita consumption by up to half. However, even developers of environmentally friendly housing schemes say few homebuyers want to install water re-use systems.
Support World Water Day 2014
Water UK is supporting World Water Day on Saturday 22 March and is urging as many people as possible to join the campaign and show their support via WaterAid.
Water companies’ roles in the emergency response to the floods
Water companies are working around the clock alongside the Environment Agency, local authorities and other emergency services to help minimise the impacts of the floods on drinking water and sewerage services.
Water and sewerage bills for 2014/15
Water companies are set to complete a five-year investment programme worth £25 billion, while keeping rises in the average household water and sewerage bill below inflation in 2014/15. In November 2009, a five-year package of investment and prices was finalised and April 2014 sees the final year of that package.
How water companies measure leakage
Neither the UK water companies nor the industry regulators use percentage of total supply as a measure of leakage performance, as it is almost always misleading.
Water UK and UKOOG to work together to minimise the impact of shale gas development on water resources in the UK
Water UK, which represents the water industry, and the UK Onshore Operators Group, the onshore oil and gas industry’s representative body, are to work together to help minimise the impact of onshore oil and gas development in the UK on the country’s water resources.
Thames Water Commercial Services joins Water UK
Thames Water Commercial Services (TWCS) has become the first business and non-regulated services arm of an existing Water UK member to join as a separate member.
WaterSafe scheme to increase consumer protection and improve plumbing standards
The first UK-wide plumbing assurance scheme, designed to raise standards within the UK plumbing sector, has been launched.
Water UK welcomes two new members
Water UK is delighted to announce that two water companies, Albion Water and Peel Water Networks Limited, have joined as new members.
Working towards an assurance scheme for biosolids recycling
Water UK facilitated a seminar last month for experts from a wide range of sectors, including farming, food and drink and retailers, to consider progress towards a standards scheme for biosolids use in agriculture.
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