Compensation for Lancashire Water Con...

Lancashire Water

In the wake of Lancashire’s water contamination scare United Utilities has offered to pay compensation to over 300,000 households affected by the incident. Businesses that may have been affected financially by the contamination are also eligible for compensation. The bug was originally discovered at a water treatment works last Thursday. Concern over the contamination was […]

Raw Sewage Pollution a Concern for Ri...

Raw Sewage Pollution a Concern for Rio Olympics

The International Olympic committee will order testing for viruses in waters intended for competitive use in the Rio de Janeiro games, according to a recent Guardian article. Bacteria is usually tested for in recreational waters and this was the intention for Olympic venues, but after an investigation that showed alarming levels of viruses linked to […]

E.coli and Private Water Supplies

WEB

We in England and Wales benefit from water quality that is amongst the highest in the world with only 12 ‘serious’ contamination events in 2014. Standards for potable water are understandably very strict when it comes to our public water supply, however a recent report by the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) suggests a very different story when […]

Backflow Links to Stomach Bugs

Pipe Leak

Monday morning, and across the UK there will inevitably plenty of unfortunate individuals calling in sick to work with what they can only describe as a ‘dodgy tummy’. In some cases it might be food poisoning, perhaps IBS, but in most cases, the cause will simply be unknown. However, a new study referenced in the […]

Protecting our Drinking Water

Lancashire Water

Most of us are aware of what a serious threat Drinking Water contamination poses. The risk to our environment and to our health is clear but what is not often clear is how little it can take to contaminate a drinking water supply. The development plans at Hazleton Farm in Portsmouth for 153 acres of housing, […]