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16th September 2019

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

Study claims 99.9% of microplastics removed from UK drinking water

More than 99.9% of microplastics are removed from British drinking water through treatment processes, according to a new study. The research carried out by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and commissioned by UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) found that untreated raw water contained on average 4.9 microplastics per litre while water that has gone through a treatment process contained only 0.00011 microplastics per litre. Read more…

Government announces £62m of flood defence funding

Ministers have announced 13 flood defence projects across England will receive a share of £62 million of government funding. The environment secretary Theresa Villiers has announced a new round of flood defence investment for schemes in Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England. Read more…

AI tool for wastewater sewer networks launches

An artificial intelligence (AI) analytics tool for wastewater sewer networks and water recycling centres has been launched by Detectronic. DetecAnalytics has been developed by the monitoring specialist in partnership with the international engineering, technology and software company, Royal HaskoningDHV. Read more…

Tullich Water Treatment Works officially opens

Scottish Water’s £29 million Tullich Water Treatment Works in Oban has been officially opened by Argyll and Bute MSP Michael Russell. Read more…

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