New Markets

The management team driving our current growth and operations include the same senior directors responsible for breaking into the monopoly water industry at the close of the 20th century. In order to challenge 20th century thinking and technology (much of which in fact recognisable from the 19th century) we recognise the importance of research, development and innovation.

Over the years, we have offered a home to research and trials examining evapotranspiration, extensive wetland treatment systems, the role of micro-topography in nutrient removal, tertiary algae treatment to degrade pharmaceutical chemicals, the role of food waste disposal units in community energy generation and embedding recycled water in new build properties.

This forward-looking view also drives our ambitious emergency drought resilience project. Faced with increased severity and prevalence of dry weather we are establishing an insurable emergency supply chain from sustainable overseas sources.

In parallel, we are continually seeking to champion disruptive innovation and technology which we believe we can assist in bringing to market.

Our ability to provide a secure undertaking, backed by our regulated status, to any local planning authority faced with the need to achieve nutrient neutral development is being put to good use. We are in dialogue with regulators, planners (as competent authorities) and developers to deliver Nitrogen and Phosphorus credits for hundreds of new homes, backed by secure and evidence-based solutions. These same solutions will also provide carbon, biodiversity, flood protection and soil improvements.