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Our Apprentice Provider Belly Flops

On March 20, 2017, in Commentary, Government, News, by ukwfstaff

Positive Outcomes Ltd who provide and train our younger apprentices have reportedly just gone bankrupt. They were the “Apprentice Training Provider” who find apprentices and supply the ongoing formal training for the apprentice to get their qualifications. Our apprentices are very worried about their position. They are young and, frankly, scared. These Apprentice Training Providers also […]

 

Incredible failure of public water supply. How to Poison a US City

On February 2, 2016, in Drinking Water, Government, Health, News, by ukwfstaff

Cut costs for life’s basics at your peril. Look what happened when the Governor of Michigan Sate decided to cut costs by changing to a cheaper water supply (for the poor) https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/01/mother-exposed-flint-lead-contamination-water-crisis and what happened next https://thinkprogress.org/economy/2016/02/01/3744770/hundreds-of-union-plumbers-spent-the-weekend-installing-water-filters-for-flint-residents-for-free/

 

Lessons about “Blue Water” after Privatisation of UK Water Companies

On April 9, 2015, in Discoveries & Innovation, Government, Health, by ukwfstaff

The information below was sent in by one of our clients. We thought we should publish it a) to show how age and experience matter greatly and (b) because it might be of help to future researchers. **** “Dear Ed, Please note that if you decide to publish what I am about to say I would […]

 

U.S. Celebrates 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water Act

On December 23, 2014, in Government, by Erik

In 1974, American President Gerald Ford signed a law that required regulation “at the faucet” to allow American’s access to contaminant-free water. While this is to be celebrated, the Act itself still doesn’t fully protect U.S. water supplies as evidenced by the chemical spill in West Virginia and the algae growth in Lake Erie this […]

 

Water, Food, Energy, and How to Learn From the Romans’ Mistakes

On December 19, 2014, in Commentary, Government, by Erik

Our current global scenario with food, water, and energy exports isn’t unlike the methods of the Roman Empire. We must learn from the pitfalls of their history so we will not be doomed to a similar fate.

 

Water Bills to Decrease by 5% in the U.K. and Wales

On December 19, 2014, in Government, by Erik

The water regulator Ofwat has stated that the household water bills for homes in England and Wales are scheduled to lower by 5% before inflation in the next five years. However, Labor Party MP Maria Eagle believes the families’ bills will actually rise despite the 5% drop once the inflation occurs. For more details about […]

 

More water for Makkah

On December 16, 2014, in Government, by Erik

The consultancy Arcadis will be working with National Water Company to develop and manage a drinking water, wastewater, and treated sewage effluent master plan for Makkah. The city of Makkah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sees its population triple during Muslim religious festivals, putting pressure on basic services. The study is part of a […]

 

Water bills are dropping like rain

On December 14, 2014, in Government, by Erik

According to Ofwat, water bills will drop about 5 percent over the next five years. After considering plans submitted by water and sewer companies, Ofwat made its ruling. Firms plan to invest £44bn to improve services by fixing leak issues, supply interruptions, and sewerage flooding. Read the full article here: Water bills to fall by […]

 

Irish protest over water taxes

On December 13, 2014, in Government, by Erik

The public has been raging over water charges with between 30,000 and 100,000 people protesting in Dublin. Police lines were hit with rocks and plastic bottles, and even a missile which sent one Garda officer to the hospital. However, most protesters were peaceful. Government ministers repeated the message that the water taxes are here to […]

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Ohio Government Finally Takes Steps to Salvage Lake Erie

On December 9, 2014, in Government, by Erik

After a harmful algae bloom affected the drinking water of 400,000 citizens this past summer, legislators in the state of Ohio are now taking steps to clean and keep Lake Erie free from toxins. The first step in this initial plan is to ban farmers from spreading manure on top of frozen fields in order […]