Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT October 2018

Water & Wastewater Treatment Magazine

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Delivery and project management expert Ian Kirkaldy has joined Severn Trent as head of capital design. Previously at Southern Water, he has almost 40 years of experience in water- and utility engineering schemes. The appointment is part of Severn Trent's recruitment drive to support its capital infrastructure programme. Northumbrian Water Group has named Dr Eliane Algaard as its new water director. Dr Algaard, who will join on 8 October, will be based predominantly at Sandon Valley House in Essex and will be responsible for spearheading Essex & Suffolk Water's ambitious plans around water quality, catchment management, leaks and water efficiency. The Talk: October PEOPLE MOVES Scottish Water has installed a new £24 million strategic water main in North Ayrshire, but the project was held up for a period a er sand martins nested on both banks of an excavation housing a dewatering system on a flood plain near the Garrier Burn at Drybridge. WAITING IN THE WINGS South West Water has appointed Matt Crabtree as its new engineering director. He replaces Graham Murphy, who is taking early retirement a er more than 27 years with the company. Crabtree has worked for several high- profile companies including Tarmac, Balfour Beatty, Kier Group and Costain Group. www.wwtonline.co.uk | WWT | OCTOBER 2018 | 5 Severn Trent has started work on an upgrade project that will see 10 miles of new pipeline stretching from Whaddon to Minchinhampton reservoir. The £11 million investment will deliver quality drinking water to around 55,000 people and help give better protection to thousands of homes from future leaks and bursts. Gareth Mead from Severn Trent said: "This is a major investment for our customers in and around Stroud as we work to make sure customers have the most resilient and reliable water supply possible." GETTING STARTED

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