Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT July 2017

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Technical consulting and engineering services firm MMI Engineering has announced the appointment of Caroline Field as its new Resilience Practice Leader. She joins the Warrington- based firm a er a 20-year career which has seen her specialise in asset resilience, most recently with BuroHappold Engineering. MWH UK Techni- cal Specialist Lisa Barrott has been elected Chair of the CIWEM Water Supply and Quality Panel. She will lead and continue the work of the Panel which includes preparing public position statements, contributing to consultation responses, providing technical advice for the public and organising conferences. Water UK has appointed two new directors as part of a restructuring of the industry body's leader- ship team. Rae Stewart (pictured) is to become Director of Corporate Affairs and Stuart Colville will join as Director of Strategy at the organisation, which rep- resents the interests of UK water companies nationally and internationally. The Talk: July ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES 4 | JULY 2017 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk New group to shake up water efficiency The UK water industry is to launch a new leadership group to encourage the use of "more ambitious" water efficiency programmes which track and drive improvement in customer service. Jean Spencer, who is director for strategic growth and resilience at Anglian Water, will chair the group, which will include Waterwise managing director Nicci Russell as well as water sector chief customer officers, customer service directors and managing directors. Scottish Water fined for unfit water supply Hamilton Sheriff Court has fined Scottish Water £3,250 for supplying water unfit for human consumption in June 2015 to more than 6,000 properties in North Lanarkshire. On 17th June 2015, consumers in 6,085 properties in the Carfin area of North Lanarkshire received drinking water that contained high concentrations of hydrocarbons, iron and manganese; they were unable to drink, cook or wash with the water for two days. An investigation revealed that the inadvertent shutdown of the water main supplying the area during a planned repair resulted in contaminated water from two sources on the Newhouse Industrial Estate being drawn back into the water supply system. Castle Water buys Cobalt Water Castle Water, the largest independent water retailer in the UK, has struck a deal to buy Ayrshire-based Cobalt Water for an undisclosed sum. Commenting on the acquisition, Castle Water's managing director John Reynolds said he "recognised the professionalism and capability of Cobalt," and the contribution it could make to Castle's growth ambitions in Scotland.

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