Utilities face considerable challenges in managing their underground drinking water assets, reducing leakage and operating costs, and keeping customer bills from rising.
The challenge of maintaining the UK's aging sewerage is also significant, having increased in 2011 with the mandatory adoption of some 220,000km of private sewers across England and Wales. Rehabilitation of water and sewerage infrastructure has become much more attractive to UK utilities as they seek to meet Ofwat's requirement to optimise total operational and capital spend (totex) on projects.
By Richard Coffey, Managing Director, Aquam Water Services
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