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Largest Nereda plant in the UK will be operational next year

After several years of intensive trials United Utilities is readying three wastewater treatment plants to use innovative technology. Kendal, Morecambe and Failsworth works will be the first treatment plants to use the revolutionary Nereda technology within United Utilities portfolio, with more sites identified.

Making the right choice – toilet or bin?

Wipes make up to 93% of material causing sewer blockages, according to a study by Water UK. There are 300,000 sewage blockages in the UK every year at a cost of £100 million, according to the study by the trade body for water companies.

Big increase in farmers taking up free weed wiper hire offer

Take-up of a free weed wiper hire scheme in the River Dee and Llangollen Canal drinking water catchments saw a significant rise in 2017, according to United Utilities and The Welsh Dee Trust.
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Help shape the future of your water and wastewater services

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Louise Beardmore, Customer Service Director at United Utilities said: “Understanding what our customers care about most is so important. We’re a proud North West company and we want everyone in the region to have their say on the future of our business." You can have your say by visiting www.unitedutilities.com/nwmatters to find out more and get involved.

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Make the right choice - toilet or bin?

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There are 300,000 sewage blockages in the UK every year at a cost of £100 million, according to the study by the trade body for water companies. The biggest cause is wet wipes and United Utilities has carried out a trial at Golden Square Shopping Centre in Warrington, using a special wet wipe dispenser in the loos.

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Innovation Lab pitch day

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United Utilities has been listening to pitches from 18 different companies who may have hit upon the next big idea for the water industry. The successful pitches will go through to the next stage of the Innovation Lab process where their creators can develop them hand in hand with United Utilities at its Warrington HQ.

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Woodgate Hill service reservoir near Bury

United Utilities is carrying out its largest ever roofing job on a service reservoir in Bury. The water company is giving the 50-year-old structure a full MOT and sealing the roof with a hi-tech membrane.

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Former Victorian reservoirs to become a fine nature reserve

Three former Victorian reservoirs at Grimsargh are finally to become a safe haven for flora, fauna and wildlife. To be known as Grimsargh Wetlands, the nature reserve is now owned by the village after being handed over to the parish council by United Utilities together with a substantial amount of money towards the site’s future upkeep. United Utilities has worked with Grimsargh Parish Council to find a solution to help keep the open space, which will not only benefit the environment but the health and wellbeing of the local community.

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