An easy to use A to Z of some of the most commonly used terms used throughout the water industry.
ultraviolet (UV) treatment
Treatment of drinking water or effluent with UV rays to neutralise bacteria.
The total cost divided by a measure of output; usually volume of water delivered or sewage taken away.
United Kingdom Water Industry Research (UKWIR)
An organisation set up by the UK water industry in 1993 to deliver a common research programme for UK water operators on 'one voice' issues.
upper tier limit
An absolute numerical limit in a consent to discharge.