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DW530

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A forensic approach to understanding bacteriological infringements in the Water Network

A review of water quality data to establish a link between a number of risk factors and bacteriological compliance. These risk factors would include chlorine levels, water temperature, water age, SR turnover and links to other quality parameters. The aim would be to develop a tool-kit to allow meaningful investigations to be carried out when an infringement occurs Also, a review of bacteria species would be carried out to establish which are most likely to be present in the water supply (including WTW and SR samples) and what is their most likely source. The research would follow on from previous UKWIR research and use the established source/pathway/driving force logic.

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A framework for accounting for embodied carbon in water industry assets

In addition to accounting for its €˜operational emissions€™ the Industry is keen to monitor and manage its €˜embodied€™ carbon emissions. In 2007/08, MWH were appointed by UKWIR to assist the Industry with that task and produced the Report 08/CL/01/6, €˜Guidelines for Dealing with Embodied Carbon€™ and Whole Life Accounting€™.

There is now a need to update and enhance the outputs of that work.

The project€™s objectives are to:
a) Review accounting boundaries on whole life carbon costing.
b) Provide guided access to databases of carbon factors to facilitate the use of common datasets across the water industry and to support decision-making for low carbon capital investment.


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WR733

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A manual of source yield methodologies

To highlight, share, and review the detailed technical approaches that companies take in calculating source yields.
How do companies calculate source yields - at a detailed, technical level? How do they build level of service into their yield calculations? For companies with conjuctive use models how is yield calculated? Do companies use scenaios or return periods? What can we learn from abroad? Do other countries calculate source yields? If so how? What improvements could be made, and how should they be taken forward?

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Project Completed

UKWIR Reference
DW 930

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A radical re-evaluation of the use of stored water reservoirs

There is an increasing need to identify sustainable, cost-effective solutions to maintaining high standards of drinking water quality to customers in the face of regulatory change. Similarly, there is the need to ensure consumers have full confidence in their tap water. This project seeks to identify, assess and evaluate potential future options within stored water reservoirs, including investigations into radically innovative ideas. The aim is to, not only improve raw water quality within reservoirs, but to help achieve compliance and customer acceptability of drinking water at lower overall cost than through traditional WTW process-led solutions. Options identified through the project could also contribute to reducing the risks of outage or reduced WTW production due to adverse raw water quality, helping to improve overall water supply resilience.

This project will identify and review low cost in-reservoir treatment technologies, with the aim to achieve a sustainable reduction in downstream treatment costs, including water treatment energy, chemical and/or sludge disposal costs. In-reservoir problems to be targeted include:
In-reservoir algal blooms
Algal by-products: Geosmin and 2-MIB
Dissolved organic compounds such as polar pesticides
Manganese and other heavy metals
Zebra mussel larvae
Pharmaceuticals
Pre-cursors for unregulated DBPs.

For each technology the project will:
Assess its scientific, engineering and economic viability
Identify timescales and routes to implementation at full scale.
This work will inform water companies 25 year strategic plans, as well as potentially offer solutions for problems which could be considered in PR19.

Project Status
Project Completed

UKWIR Reference
DW 930

Project End Date
Awaiting

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A radical re-evaluation of the use of stored water reservoirs

There is an increasing need to identify sustainable, cost-effective solutions to maintaining high standards of drinking water quality to customers in the face of regulatory change. Similarly, there is the need to ensure consumers have full confidence in their tap water. This project seeks to identify, assess and evaluate potential future options within stored water reservoirs, including investigations into radically innovative ideas. The aim is to, not only improve raw water quality within reservoirs, but to help achieve compliance and customer acceptability of drinking water at lower overall cost than through traditional WTW process-led solutions. Options identified through the project could also contribute to reducing the risks of outage or reduced WTW production due to adverse raw water quality, helping to improve overall water supply resilience.

This project will identify and review low cost in-reservoir treatment technologies, with the aim to achieve a sustainable reduction in downstream treatment costs, including water treatment energy, chemical and/or sludge disposal costs. In-reservoir problems to be targeted include:
In-reservoir algal blooms
Algal by-products: Geosmin and 2-MIB
Dissolved organic compounds such as polar pesticides
Manganese and other heavy metals
Zebra mussel larvae
Pharmaceuticals
Pre-cursors for unregulated DBPs.

For each technology the project will:
Assess its scientific, engineering and economic viability
Identify timescales and routes to implementation at full scale.
This work will inform water companies 25 year strategic plans, as well as potentially offer solutions for problems which could be considered in PR19.