Posts tagged water quality

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 […]

Water Quality Warnings down to ‘...

Whitesand Bay in Cornwall

The Environment Agency has issued mored than 30 water quality warnings following the weekend’s heavy rain. A surfing charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) have warned that there will be more this summer, citing a “completely oversubscribed” sewage system. The charity are calling for more investment from water companies to prevent further incidents of pollution. Andy […]

Can we Solve London’s Water Sho...

Can we Solve London’s Water Shortage by 2025?

A rather eye-opening article by Marc Herman on takepart.com lists eight cities that are running out of water. These include Tokyo, Mexico City and yes, London. The list is informed by the United Nations World Water Development report released earlier this year, that put the problem down to human activity and recommended several tactics for […]