STEEL chiefs are celebrating after winning an award for helping to save water.
The 20-inch pipe division of Tata Steel’s Hartlepool Tubes business won the honour in East Anglia.
Environmental engineers Peter Morgan and Carley Allison picked up the trophy at a ceremony organised and hosted by Anglian Water Business.
Tata worked with Anglian Water Business and metering specialist Demeter to cut leakage from 12.5 litres/second four years ago to 0.85 litres/second today. Tata surveyed its entire water network, and the companies have used advance water metering and monitoring technologies to track down leaks before repairing them or replacing the pipe section.
Peter Morgan praised Anglian Water’s service as “excellent” while Carley Allison said “We now monitor our water usage more frequently so if any new leaks appear, we’re able to recognise this and take appropriate actions.”
Bob Wilson, managing director of Anglian Water Business, said: “Our long coastline, coupled with the fact that over a quarter of the region lies below sea level, significantly increases regional exposure to climate change impacts. So, to serve the growing population, minimise our carbon footprint and help prevent flooding, it’s clear that the less water we can use and return to the environment, the better.”