We get so much rain, why do we need effluent recycling?

Effluent recycling is only used in extreme drought stricken parts of the world where they have no alternatives, like California and Namibia. Hampshire is not in an extreme drought stricken part of the world, we get plenty of rain, we just don’t do enough to capture the water and store it. With Climate change we … Continue reading We get so much rain, why do we need effluent recycling?

Southern Water change their volume numbers. Are we surprised?

When Southern Water originally briefed Stakeholders on their plans to pump treated recycled effluent into the Havant Thicket Reservoir, they told them they would put 5 million litres a day of recycled water into the reservoir and pump 5 million litres a day 40km west to Otterbourne, near Winchester. On page 6 of the consultation … Continue reading Southern Water change their volume numbers. Are we surprised?

Does Southern Water’s hosepipe ban apply to you?

On Friday 29 July, Southern Water announced a Temporary Use Ban (TUB) in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, under which people can’t use hosepipes or wash their cars. So does this apply to you? Reading the small print, it actually states that anyone in the region "whose water supply comes from Southern Water will be prohibited from … Continue reading Does Southern Water’s hosepipe ban apply to you?

“All Change!” for the Ofwat funding model

A contact in the water industry tells us that Ofwat have advised the water industry that from 2024 they will change the funding mechanism for water companies. The change will be designed to encourage companies to look for more environmentally friendly solutions with wider catchment benefits, rather than encouraging the current behaviour of being rewarded … Continue reading “All Change!” for the Ofwat funding model

Peel Common – Why are SW ignoring the obvious?

Have you noticed the text on page 43 of the ‘Scheme Development Summary’ document available for download with the current Southern Water consultation information, which says; “The back-up option B5 is not being developed further in its entirety at this stage and is not progressing through any consent process. However, as options B4 and B5 … Continue reading Peel Common – Why are SW ignoring the obvious?