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
There are five Scottish canals, together making up 137 linear miles of waterway network, containing 7766 megalitres
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.
In better times, Mr Houghton needed 13 million litres (megalitres
) of water per hectare per season to grow rice.
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.
Mr Edis said the company had reported an estimated 340 megalitres
per day of water loss while the true figure was 514 megalitres