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Water and waste treatment

waterWater and the treatment of wastewater have an impact on all businesses in the South West. Drawing water from reservoirs, rivers, springs, wells and boreholes, Bristol Water alone supplies 282 million litres of water to its customers daily. Wessex Water was named the 'most efficient water company in the UK' by Ofwat and, signalling a commitment to sustainable development, it was first to sign the 2003 UN Global Compact.

The South West water industry does not start and end with water companies. The region also includes an important presence by the world's leading multi-disciplinary consultancies specialising in the water industry.

While the South West does not yet suffer the water shortages of London and the South East, the erratic weather wrought by climate change may change this. With a number of world-standard universities in the area, the South West is a venue for important research into improving efficient testing and purification of water, which may prove vital for the future of the industry.

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Case Studies - Water & Waste Treatment

VADO - H2Eco & Hydrocyc PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 10:43
Population and climate change, coupled with modernised lifestyles have put increased demand on water. The UK Government therefore are placing more emphasis on water conservation. Legislation is set to be launched within the next 2 years limiting water usage in new UK homes to 80 litres of water per person per day; from the current level which is 150 litres of water per person per day. This new legislation is known as Level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes (CFSH).

 

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