Water News Roundup

The latest news this week in the Water & Utilities Industry:

Onsite Assessment Bolsters Wastewater Technician Training

An overhaul of British water’s wastewater treatment technicians’ training means plant operatives will now undertake onsite assessment to complete the course. The requirement has been made more rigorous to raise standards and incorporate larger plant sizes, up to 1,000 population equivalent (PE). Read More…

Welsh Water CEO Jones To Retire In March

Welsh Water chief executive Chris Jones has decided to retire from the company at the end of March 2020. Jones has served as a director at Welsh Water for nearly 25 years and was a founder of the Glas Cymru not-for-profit ownership model.The requirement has been made more rigorous to raise standards and incorporate larger plant sizes, up to 1,000 population equivalent (PE). Read More…

Scottish Water Horizons Takes Part In Innovative Energy Project

Flexible energy specialist Flexitricity has announced that it has partnered with eight organisations across a range of sectors to trial an innovative solution with the potential to revolutionise the demand side response (DSR) industry. Read More…

Southern Water To Cut Customer Service Jobs

Southern Water has confirmed that many customer service roles will be moving to outsourcing giant Capita. The company said in a statement on its website that it is “two years into a challenging business transformation programme” after the BBC reported that around 200 customer service jobs could be cut at its Worthing and Falmer offices. Read More…

Thames Water Uses Military Tanker To Keep Sewers Running

Thames Water is using a tanker designed for use by the military and united nations relief teams to keep its sewers running smoothly. The JHL recycling jet vac tanker is being used by the company to access remote sewers and culverts across the most difficult terrain, helping to prevent pollution in more isolated locations. Read More…

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