When we think of floods, we typically think of overflowing rivers and rising sea levels. These types of floods are common, but only for people who naturally live close to a river or the sea. Those that live in more urban areas, such as cities, typically don’t consider flooding as a problem. Yet one type of flooding can actually affect those in more built-up areas far worse – surface water flooding.
Brexit is on the lips of everyone right now and the discussions of how it is going to affect the country in numerous ways do not seem to be stopping anytime soon. Due to its vast implications, it has the potential to impact a variety of industries across the UK, including our very own water industry. So how might Brexit affect it?
Statistics published this month have revealed that nine of the twenty-one water companies based in England and Wales have received a significantly high number of customer complaints this year.
Of the nine water companies, the three that received the largest number of complaints were Bristol Water, Surrey-based SES water and Southern Water.
Monitoring water levels can have numerous environmental benefits and is a popular measurement for a number of different industries and organisations. Below we will discuss some of the common applications water level monitoring devices, as well as some of the valuable insights that recording this can reveal. (more…)
Why You Should Monitor Groundwater?
What is groundwater?
Groundwater is water that is stored below the earth’s surface. When rain or other sources of water come into contact with the ground, the majority of it travels below the surface. Though much of this moisture is then absorbed by plants or returned to the atmosphere (through infiltration), some water will travel deeper beneath the surface – where it reaches and saturates a rock level. This level is called the water table. Once it reaches this level, the water will slowly flow until it reaches a point of dispersal, such as the sea or a river.
5 Common questions about fluoride in water
Fluoride in water can be both naturally occurring, or artificially added. In the latter case, this is usually with the objective of aiding oral hygiene in populated areas. Because of its controlled addition in many water systems around the world, it has become associated with a number of different controversies, myths and confusion.
Whether you are interested in monitoring fluoride in water, or simply want to know more about how the ionic compound affects those who consume it, we have included answers to some of the most commonly asked questions below.
Chemical runoff is a major source of water pollution. It occurs when there is more water than land can absorb. In extreme cases, the excess flow of liquid can cause irreversible damage to everything in its path. However, with regular monitoring, the worst case scenario can be prevented. (more…)
What should we expect for winter weather in 2017/18?
It has been a difficult few years in the UK when it comes to predicting and managing the weather. Between having the hottest June for more than 40 years, to record level floods, the rapidly changing weather has caused a myriad of issues for people living in the country – and has made predicting the weather more important than ever. With this in mind, these are the current predictions for the 2017/18 winter period. Bear in mind that these are just predictions based on current knowledge (at time of writing), and are subject to change.