Friday, 22 October 2021

Tag Archives: Water

UK water companies promise less leakage, tighter pricing

LONDON: Thames Water and three other top UK water companies announced business plans on Monday aimed at reducing leakages and improving service while controlling prices after their performance was questioned during the country’s hottest summer in decades. The utilities have faced a series of fines and a summer marked by ...

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Several injured during Iran water protests

TEHRAN: Several people were injured in the southwestern Iranian city of Khorramshahr late Saturday when demonstrators protesting against water pollution clashed with police, Iranian state media reported. The protesters set fire to rubbish bins and damaged public property, prompting police to fire tear gas to disperse them, state-run IRNA news ...

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Plastic Fibers Are Found in 83% of the World’s Tap Water

LONDON: Virtually all the world’s tap water is contaminated by microscopic plastic fibers, a new study claims, raising fresh concerns about the implications of rampant plastic pollution on human and planetary health. Some 83% of tap water samples collected from over a dozen countries on five continents tested positive for ...

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Why whiskey tastes better with a little water

LONDON: As with anything involved with the murky science behind alcohol and drinking, whether to add water to your whiskey has long been a contentious topic. Some people swear by drinks on the rocks, others won’t touch anything that’s not neat. But one group of scientists have now published a ...

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Households face 2% rise in water bills

LONDON: Water UK, which represents water companies, said the average 2% increase is in line with five-year plans confirmed by regulator Ofwat in 2014, and will contribute to a £44 billion investment in services and environmental improvements. It comes as companies roll out compulsory water meters for households in areas ...

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