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8 Oct 2020 LONDON, United Kingdom
UK water company Thames Water says that the design of a "standard" dual-flush toilet means it is more likely to leak and waste water, as UK campaign group Waterwise warns that between 215 and 400 litres of water can be lost from a leaky toilet each day.Waterwise estimates the amount of water that leaks out would be enough to supply 2...
7 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of China have agreed to collaborate in a $234.6 Million USD project to clean up water resources and the environment of the Sayu River Basin in Yunnan Province.The project includes programmes to strengthen wastewater management and pollution control...
7 Oct 2020 NAIROBI, Kenya
The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Project (LVWATSAN) in Kenya has received approval of over $70 Million USD in loans and grants from three European agencies.Funds will be used to expand the water and sanitation distribution network to over 800,000 people in Kisumu, on the shore of Lake Victoria, and its surrounding informal settlements, with a portion of the funding to be used for water quality monitoring of Lake Victoria...
19 Apr 2019 LONDON
A "concreteberg", weighing as much as 20 elephants, is blocking three central London sewers. The 330ft-long (100m) mass, weighing 105 tonnes, was caused by people pouring concrete into the sewers. It could take two months and cost £150,000 to remove from the Victorian-era sewer under Hall Street, Islington.
6 Dec 2018 READING, United Kingdom
The UK’s largest water and waste services provider, Thames Water, has agreed a $1.8 Billion Revolving Credit Facility (RCF) with the interest rate conditional on annual performance against Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) metrics.The utility announced an agreement December 4 with BNP Paribas and a consortium of 13 banks for the 5-year RCF for the financing for general corporate purposes...
9 Jun 2018 READING
Thames Water was ordered on Thursday to pay £120 million back to customers after being found to have breached its licence conditions by failing to properly tackle leaks. It was hit with £55 million in automatic penalties for allowing millions of litres of water to spew out of pipes. It is paying out a further £65 million after an inquiry by watchdog Ofwat.
15 Sep 2017 LONDON
Thames Water engineers have started a three-week sewer war against a giant 250 metre long fatberg around 10 times bigger than the famous Kingston monster found in 2013. The Whitechapel fatberg is one of the largest ever found, with the extreme rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies, fat and oil weighing the same as 11 double decker buses...
27 Mar 2017 LONDON
Thames Water has been fined a record £20m after pumping 1.9 billion litres of untreated sewage into the River Thames. The company admitted water pollution and other offences at sewage facilities in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire following spills in 2013 and 2014. The £20.3m fine is the largest penalty handed down to a water utility for an environmental disaster.
27 Mar 2014 TORONTO
Blackstone Group L.P. will later Thursday unveil a new venture that will invest in big water infrastructure projects, as the asset manager looks to benefit from emerging markets' need for funding to meet their growing clean water needs. Blackstone has partnered with two former executives of International Finance Corp...