Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT February 2019

Water & Wastewater Treatment Magazine

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Cath Schefer, a UK-based executive vice president with Stantec, has been promoted to the role of regional operating unit leader for the company's operations across Europe, Africa & India, Middle East, Asia Pacific and South America. In the short-term, Schefer will also be covering her previous role as UK managing director. The Clancy Group has announced a series of senior appointments as part of the wider restructure of its management team. Jim Davey (pictured) will join the board of utilities and infrastructure specialist Clancy Docwra as operations director, while Ronan Clancy will become associate director for Anglian Water. The Talk: February ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES 4 | FEBRUARY 2019 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk With tunnel operators always giving TBMs a female name for superstitious reasons, Shanklin Councillor Sara Sheath grabbed a marker pen to put Southern Water back on the right track following an initial slip-up. Ofwat finds satisfaction up but more to be done Ofwat has reported a rise in customer satisfaction across the industry but found it still lags compared to other sectors as the regulator published its reports on service, delivery and financial performance over 2017-18. Overall performance on service commitments is mixed, reflecting poor responses from some companies to the 'Beast from the East' in March. Anglian Water was the top performer on customer satisfaction, followed by Portsmouth Water, while Thames Water and SES Water fell to the bottom a er marked improvements from both Southern Water and South West Water. New official wet wipe standard revealed The fight against fatbergs has received a boost with the publication of a new official standard identifying which wet wipes can be flushed down toilets safely. Manufacturers of wipes will be able to feature an official water industry 'Fine to Flush' symbol on their packaging if they pass strict scientific tests. Water UK chief executive Michael Roberts said: "This is an important step in the battle against blockages. We've all seen the impact of fatbergs recently." Thames fined £2M over raw sewage pollution Thames Water has been fined £2 million and ordered to pay full costs of £79,991.57 a er raw sewage polluted an Oxfordshire stream, killing 146 fish. Numerous failures in the management of a sewage pumping station operated by the company led to sewage created by two villages emptying into Idbury Brook in August 2015, with Judge Peter Ross finding the company to have been "reckless". GIRL POWER Balfour Beatty has announced the appointment of Matthew Steele as managing director of its gas and water business. He joins from Network Rail, where he was commercial and development director. His previous career has included senior roles at Crossrail and for the London Underground.

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