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Forgotten pipe diverts diggers in wildlife reserve

31/08/2012
A Cumbrian wildlife haven has been spared from diggers thanks to a buried piece of its industrial past. Engineers have ditched plans to dig a 1.2km trench along the edge of Millom's Old Ironworks Nature Reserve because they found an abandoned pipe...

Swinney says 'no way' to Scottish Water privatisation

30/08/2012
There is "no way" Scottish Water will be privatised by the Holyrood government, finance secretary John Swinney has said. He made his pledge after the director of CBI Scotland, Iain MacMillan, called for the organisation to be sold off. The business...

Defra publishes summary of SuDS consultation

29/08/2012
Defra has published the response to its Sustainable Drainage Systems consultation, which ran from 20 December 2011 to 13 March 2012. It received 302 responses to the consultation. Defra proposed implementing its SuDS provisions on 1 October 2012. Some...

Water UK asks Westminster for assurance on transfer

27/08/2012
Over a year after the transfer of private drains and sewers began, Water UK, which represents all major UK water and wastewater service suppliers, has expressed concern over lack of action in Westminster. David Strang, legal and policy adviser for...

South West Water calls for help to find pumping stations

23/08/2012
South West Water has urged customers to help it locate private sewage pumping stations in the region that serve two or more properties or are located outside the property boundary. The firm admits it does not know where they are and likened the task to...