Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT January 2018

Water & Wastewater Treatment Magazine

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Nick Mills, Head of Wastewater Innovation at Thames Water, is joining Southern Water this month where he will take up the role of Head of Asset Performance. Mills had been at Thames for more than a decade and is also Managing Director of WaterTech Events, which organises the annual SludgeTech conference. Support Services and Construction Group Interserve have appointed Sally Cabrini to its executive board as director of transformation, IT and people. Cabrini was formerly Business Services Director at United Utilities, where she had worked since 2007, as HR operations director and then in a wider transformation role. George Taylor has been promoted to Director of Wastewater at Wessex Water. He was formerly Head of Commercial Management at the utility, which he joined in 2016. Previous roles in his water industry career have included Head of Innovation at Thames Water and Chief Technology Officer at the consultancy Isle Utilities. The Talk: January ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES 4 | JANUARY 2018 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk Inquiry into UK nitrate pollution The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into nitrate pollution in the UK. The committee will consider the nature, scale and impacts of nitrate pollution on the environment and human life, and review the government's approach to the regulation of the chemicals concerned and its approach to reducing them. Nitrate pollution is currently regulated by the EU, but experts have said this regulation will be at risk when European laws are rolled over into domestic legislation in 2019. NI Water buys treatment plants from Kelda NI Water has paid out £28M to buy Kelda Water Services' holdings in four treatment plants that provide almost half of the treated water in the province. The strategic move brings all clean water production in Northern Ireland back into NI Water ownership. The move followed the decision by the Kelda Group to put the non-regulated businesses of Kelda Water Services (KWS) up for sale. This included the Project Alpha Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract operated by KWS. Yorkshire Water sets ambitious performance plan Yorkshire Water has unveiled an ambitious multimillion-pound investment plan to transform its operational performance as it looks to become a 'top performer' in the water industry. The company is to hire 300 additional staff, including 50 leakage engineers, as it seeks to meet stretching targets for the reduction of leakage, sewer flooding, pollution and interruptions to supply. It will also install 15,000 monitoring devices in its water network and 8,000 devices in its sewer network to enhance operations.

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