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A third would risk a dip in a reservoir

A third of people in the North West admit they would consider swimming in a reservoir to cool down, new research from United Utilities has revealed.

With latest statistics revealing 300 people in the UK lost their lives in 2016 due to accidental drowning (source: National Water Safety Forum), United Utilities  is launching a hard hitting campaign to highlight the risks to teens and their parents.


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  • Celebrating Women in Engineering

    Graduate Process Engineer Natalie Jones explains how she got into engineering and how she is enjoying developing her career at United Utilities.

  • Celebrating Reserves Day

    United Utilities – one of the largest employers in the North West signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant – invites media to a day out with Reservists to look at their latest kit and equipment

  • Reserves Day at United Utilities

    United Utilities hosts an open day event to help raise awareness of the benefits of being a reserve in the armed forces.

  • Time-lapse footage captures construction of massive underground storage tank

    This amazing time-lapse footage shows the construction of United Utilities huge underground storage tank at Anchorsholme Park, in Blackpool. During intense rainfall, this tank will prevent untreated storm water going back into bathing waters along the coast, storing it until it is ready for treatment. This formed part of the first phase of work, aimed at improving bathing water quality along the Fylde Coast.

  • Business Insight - Priority Services

    United Utilities offers a range of special services to give extra help to customers with particular difficulties.

  • Anchorsholme Park outfall pipe

    These sections of pipe started in Norway, and are now in Lugh Foyle in Ireland. Here they will be jointed into a single pipe 3.75km long before being towed to Blackpool for installation. Once in situ the outfall pipe will play a major part improving bathing water quality along the Blackpool coastline.

  • Alder Hey Road Closure Update

    Engineers managed to keep water flowing for thousands of customers in Liverpool, whilst they repaired a leak on a large water pipe near to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. The team completed the required work much quicker than expected and Eaton Road near to the junction of Alder Road will be back open today as normal. Lynn Botham water network manager for Liverpool said: “This is a fantastic outcome on what was a very challenging repair to carry out.” “A lot of planning went into this job prior to us starting to ensure disruption was kept to a minimum.”

  • Alder Hey Road Closure 21 Feb

    Eaton Road in Alder Hey Liverpool is to be closed from 21 February for around 10 days to allow United Utilities engineers to repair a leaking water main. The 2 foot diameter pipe serves thousands of homes in the L11 and L12 areas, so engineers will first re-route water supplies through other pipes in the area. Lynne Botham is the water network manager for Liverpool and she explained: "This is such a large main we can't carry out the repairs safely unless we close the road. "We've notified the local shops and nearby Alder Hey Childrens Hospital, and the diversion route will be clearly signposted. "Residents may notice some changes in their water pressure throughout the work but this is normal and temporary."