Is wastewater treatment the key to a healthy urban expansion?

As cities turn into metropolis, the correct processing of wastewater requires careful planning.

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Recently, lack of capacity in more than 70 sewage treatment works across the UK meant that newly built homes could not be linked to the wastewater network. This might lead to developers having to fund and build private water treatment plants in order to successfully carry out their projects, highlighting capacity as a huge challenge for the water industry.

With the UK's population expected to rise by 10 million by the 2030s and another 10 million by around 2050, this is no surprise. The UK already produces 16 billion litres of waster water every day, which is carefully treated across 9,000 sewage treatment plants and then returned to the environment.  Water treatment plants are constantly at work, often relying on automation to regulate and perform each step of the process. System failure is not an option, while all control and monitoring activities must work seamlessly and safely.

Here at LAPP we know that long-term resilience is an important element of water and sewerage, which is why we have developed a new range of cables that meet the requirements of this ever-evolving industry. Durability is an essential feature of our new water cables, ensuring resistance against time, low maintenance and excellent performance with little human intervention. In addition, our products have the flexibility to adapt to the inevitable growth of the water network, supporting the expansion of urban centres across the UK.

Want to know more? Get in touch with our experienced team to find out more about the Water & Utilities range and how we can help future proofing your wastewater treatment network.