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Blog - Making Waves: How Hydrao Wants to Save Water, One Shower at a Time

Meet Hydrao, they are just one of seven businesses who are currently developing their product within our Innovation Lab. Their shower head product controls water usage via an app, which they predict can save up to 25 per cent of home water usage.

Business and education join forces to inspire young people into STEM

Looking at ways to inspire young people to follow a career in a forward looking STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) organisation is something not lost on water company United Utilities.

‘Be yourself; everyone else is already taken’ Oscar Wilde

Head of organisational development, Karen Hughes, discusses the myths surrounding apprenticeship career paths and the importance of being yourself.
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North West Affordability Summit - 15 Jan 2018

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"Blue Monday" 15 January 2018 - United Utilities hosts the first North West Affordability Summit at St George’s Hall, Liverpool. Bringing together many charities and organisations from across the region to address the issue of affordability.

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Vlogstar winner 2017

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United Utilities set-up a vlogging competition, to tap into the teenage market to help spread the word that wipes are bad news for loos. We received some brilliant videos, but who was crowned Vlogstar champion 2017?

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Help shape the future of your water and wastewater services

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Louise Beardmore, Customer Service Director at United Utilities said: “Understanding what our customers care about most is so important. We’re a proud North West company and we want everyone in the region to have their say on the future of our business." You can have your say by visiting www.unitedutilities.com/nwmatters to find out more and get involved.

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Make the right choice - toilet or bin?

There are 300,000 sewage blockages in the UK every year at a cost of £100 million, according to the study by the trade body for water companies. The biggest cause is wet wipes and United Utilities has carried out a trial at Golden Square Shopping Centre in Warrington, using a special wet wipe dispenser in the loos.

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Innovation Lab pitch day

United Utilities has been listening to pitches from 18 different companies who may have hit upon the next big idea for the water industry. The successful pitches will go through to the next stage of the Innovation Lab process where their creators can develop them hand in hand with United Utilities at its Warrington HQ.

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