Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT July 2018

Water & Wastewater Treatment Magazine

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Patrick Seymour has been named as Barhale's regional manager for Scotland. Seymour, a chartered member of the ICE, worked previously for Morgan Sindall, Lagan Construction and Carillion. He will be responsible for setting the strategic direction and overseeing safe, sustainable and profi table delivery. Helen Simms has been appointed as Costain's capability director for consultancy, providing engineering and advisory services to the energy, water and transportation markets. Simms is a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and also co-chairs a national interest group on dealing with nuclear waste. Jacobs has appointed Bryan Harvey as vice- president of its utilities business in Europe. Based in London, Harvey – a chartered civil engineer and business leader – is responsible for programme and service delivery to Jacobs' regulated utility clients in the water and energy markets in the UK and European market. The Talk: July ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES 4 | JULY 2018 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk Ofwat demands action a er 'Beast from the East' Ofwat has told Thames Water, Severn Trent, Southern Water and South East Water to submit action plans showing how they will avoid a repeat of their failings during the feezing weather earlier this year, warning of further action if responses are unsatisfactory. Chief executive Rachel Fletcher said: "Four companies have three months to satisfy us that they will be ready to perform at the level customers deserve the next time there is bad weather. We will take action if they don't rise to this challenge. We expect every water company to take action on the back of this review and the industry as a whole to transform how it works together in situations like these." Thames to pay £65M back to customers Thames Water has agreed to pay £65 million back to customers as part of a package of payments and penalties worth £120 million. An Ofwat investigation found Thames' board did not have suffi cient oversight and control of the company's leakage performance. The £65 million payment to customers is on top of £55 million in automatic penalties incurred for missing the commitment it made to customers to cut leaks. Following the investigation, Thames has committed to bring forward the payment of these automatic penalties, meaning shareholders will return a total of £120 million to customers. NWG vows to end water poverty Northumbrian Water Group, including Northumbrian Water and Essex & Suff olk Water, has committed to eradicating water poverty across its supply areas by 2030. Water poverty refers to people who spend more than 3 per cent of their income in their water bill, a er housing costs, and 400,000 customers currently face water poverty in NWG's areas.

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