Day: 14 May 2007
Siltbuster – solving the shortage down under
The highest level of water restrictions has been imposed by East Gippsland Water in Australia following harmful pollution affecting the Mitchell River. To overcome the resultant water shortage there, the water company turned to Siltbuster find a solution that would improve water supply to 17,000 residents in the region.
Contractors experiencing a renaissance
The supply chain has responded well to the changes that have arisen following privatisation, with new players having entered the sector and some having left. Terry Povall outlines just some of the challenges that contractors are likely to face in the 21st century.
SmartMeter – helping to cut water bills
Intelligent water meters help indentify supply pipe leakage. Severn Trent Service's Fran House provides an update on how the trials of its SmartMeter C100R are progressing. Supply pipe leakage has always been difficult to accurately estimate due to its irregular occurrence and relatively low flow rate levels, but the impact of incorrectly assessing the scale of the problem can be wide-reaching.
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