The existing rule applied only to individual sites with annual demands of 250 megalitres
, and the proposal is to allow adjacent premises belonging to the same organization to qualify for an inset appointment.
Reducing the 50 megalitres
to 25 or 10 megalitres
would not fundamentally change the range of customers eligible, but it has a greater risk of impacting on the other objectives and other customers.
My Department of Natural Resources and Mines advises that the modelling it assessed shows that up to 4550 megalitres
of groundwater could be taken a year, he said.
The initial installation showed a return on investment within six months--152 megalitres
a day saved and a 40% reduction in bursts.
Thames Water was also keen to increase the average capacity from 400 to 750 Megalitres
It has a design capacity to process 500 megalitres
per day, and currently sources and treats between 200 and 400 megalitres
from Riviersonderend and Firlands pump stations at the Steenbras Dam and distributes it to reservoirs in the area.
There are five Scottish canals, together making up 137 linear miles of waterway network, containing 7766 megalitres
This desalination plant is the largest in Europe, capable of producing up to 150 megalitres
per day--about enough to supply a million people.
Regulator Ofwat has the power to fine firms that fail to meet leakage targets - with potential penalties up to 10 per cent of their turnover - but the North West Water owner said it met its 2010/11 benchmark of 464 megalitres
The plant is expected to generate up to 16 megalitres
of water per day and will provide sufficient water to meet the medium- and long-term needs of the mine.
About 170,000 megalitres
is now gushing out of Wivenhoe Dam in to the river.
Around an extra 250 megalitres
are being pumped into the system every day, Northern Ireland Water said today, but most of it is being lost in leakages from burst pipes.
CubicQED CEO, Mr David McMurran, says the minimum-scale commercial plant will initially cover three hectares, with 15 ponds containing 15 megalitres
of water producing a minimum of 1.
Regarding his work at United Utilities, he says: "When you consider that we have 350 megalitres
of sewage a day flowing through the treatment works, it is essential that it continues to operate efficiently in order to ensure the Mersey stays clean.
However companies still leaked 3,291 megalitres
of water a day - enough to fill the bowl of the new Wembley stadium almost three times every 24 hours.