Reliability engineering is key to resilience

As a result of the 2014 Water Act and Ofwat, water companies up and down the country are increasingly studying how resilient they might be to stresses and strains, both now and in the future. Senior Principal Consultant Alec Erskine believes ‘reliability engineering’... read more

Corrosion of water pipes: out of sight, out of mind?

Pipe corrosion is a major cause of water quality complaints by customers, but how often is the water itself responsible for causing it? Water companies now place their customers’ experience of their water supplies at the very heart of their business. The use of... read more

Making Suds the first choice option

In recent years, many have advocated that SuDS bring far wider benefits than piped systems. Yet until recently, barriers including ownership, adoption and long term maintenance have made it slow and difficult for water companies to truly engage, invest and deliver... read more

Meeting the new low P standards

The water industry is about to face one of the biggest challenges in maintaining wastewater compliance in its history. The Water Framework Directive (WFD) had an aspiration that all aquatic ecosystems should meet ‘good status’ by 2015. In the UK, this will drive the... read more