TITLE

Utilities in flooding spotlight

AUTHOR(S)
Wood, Janet
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Utility Week;7/4/2009, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a report about the 2007 floods in Great Britain released by Sir Michael Pitt. In the report, Pitt emphasized that the government should implement clear standards on flood prevention. According to the report, a number of utility assets defined as important would have to be upgraded to meet the standards. Pitt emphasized that water treatment and sewage services considered as less vulnerable to flooding, should be classed as essential services.
ACCESSION #
43451718

 

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