Adding value to water

Leinster, Paul
December 2008
Utility Week;12/12/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 30, p36
Trade Publication
The article focuses on some of the improvements made by water companies in Great Britain. As part of the periodic review process of the Office of Water Services of Great Britain, water utilities have submitted plans to ensure that their activities do not damage the environment, and where possible deliver improvements. The Environment Agency is interested in a number of aspects of these investment programs, including national environment program, capital maintenance, water abstraction, infrastructure resilience and carbon impacts.


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