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New phone app boosts safety of emergency water works for United Utilities

New phone app boosts safety of emergency water works for United Utilities

Amey has partnered up with United Utilities to trial a new phone app, which has increased the safety of road works three fold, whilst improving customer satisfaction twice over. It provides the engineers with real-time feedback and advice from experts ...

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Businesses called on by United Utilities to improve bathing water

United Utilities has warned that failure to clean up bathing water to European standards could cost the economy of northwest England £1 billion in lost tourism revenue, The water supplier appealed to farmers, local authorities, developers and landowners to help reduce ...

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Watchdog finds 1 in 5 consumers struggling to pay water bills

Watchdog finds 1 in 5 consumers struggling to pay water bills

Industry watchdog Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) has found that as many as one in five consumers are finding it difficult to keep up with their water bill payments. The figure has increased from last year when it was one ...

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15% of global water usage goes to energy sector accounts

15% of global water usage goes to energy sector accounts

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said that the energy industry accounts for 15% of the world’s energy use. In 2010, global water withdrawals  for energy production were estimated at 583 billion cubic metres (bcm) of which water usage that was ...

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Marks & Spencer bags triple award for cutting carbon, water and waste

Marks & Spencer bags triple award for cutting carbon, water and waste

Retail giants M&S received a triple award from the Carbon Trust for energy, water and waste savings. The company are the first to receive all three award from the certification group, with zero waste being sent to landfill and becoming ...

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£500 million overcharge bill to hit water companies

£500 million overcharge bill to hit water companies

According to the Orange Partnership, contractors in the water industry are overcharging through staffing costs. The overcharging has formed part of several uncovered charges which is estimated to cost the industry more than £500 million from 2010-2015. Phil Joyce , ...

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South West Water announces price freeze

South West Water announces price freeze

South West Water (SWW) has announced it’s freezing it’s standard tariffs and standing charges until April 2015 since posting an increase of 7.6% in profit before tax to £87.3 million. The company’s profit was up due to “higher revenues, rigorous cost ...

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Changes to customer services proposal by Ofwat

Changes to customer services proposal by Ofwat

Ofwat’s consultation on changes to the service incentive mechanism (SIM) for PR14 advised that water companies should focus on customer service for households that have no choice. The SIM rewards or penalises water companies on customer satisfaction levels, but according ...

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Water mergers put on ice by DEFRA

Water mergers put on ice by DEFRA

DEFRA indicated this week that it’s reluctant to remove hurdles to M&A, leaving the future of several water mergers  looking uncertain. The response to it’s consultation on whether to lift the threshold at which mergers are reported to the Office ...

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