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United Utilities says a big thank you to Leigh’s block-busters

Posted: 04/09/23

Thank you Leigh – that’s the message from United Utilities after a reduction in the number of sewer blockages in the town.

The Met Office Storm Names for 2023/24 have been announced!

Posted: 01/09/23

The storm names for the 2023/24 storm names have been announced by the Met Office, in partnership with Met Éireann and KNMI.

Peatlands set to be restored to help tackle climate change

Posted: 30/08/23

Twelve new projects receive £16 million to restore thousands of hectares of peatlands across England.

United Utilities helps allotment holders in Ramsbottom

Posted: 24/08/23

For a number of years, the allotment holders at Peel Brow in the town have struggled with water supply issues from the local spring during the drier summer months.

The Flood Hub volunteer with South Cumbria Rivers Trust and Natural England on their Leaky Dam Creation Day

Posted: 17/08/23

The Flood Hub teamed up with South Cumbria Rivers Trust & Natural England to build leaky dams in the beautiful Roudsea Wood and Mosses Nature Reserve.

Beaver-like dams can protect communities from flooding

Posted: 14/08/23

River barriers similar to those built by beavers can protect communities at risk of flooding, a study has found.

United Utilities helps North West’s growers save water and boost crops this National Allotments Week

Posted: 08/08/23

This National Allotments Week (7th to 13th August) United Utilities is helping growers save water and boost their crops thanks to water butts that have been installed over the past few months.

United Utilities offers residents in Wrea Green a free smart water butt

Posted: 08/08/23

Homeowners in Wrea Green are being offered a free smart water butt as part of a project to explore new solutions to reduce flooding in the village.

Record breaking 2022 indicative of future UK climate

Posted: 01/08/23

2022 was a record-breaking year for weather and is a sign of the UK’s changing climate.

Nature recovery projects to boost wildlife and access to nature

Posted: 28/07/23

Curlews, short-snouted seahorses and natterjack toads set to be benefit as six nature recovery projects are launched.

Dam good news for Cheshire’s beaver family!

Posted: 21/07/23

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce the arrival of three new beaver kits born at Hatchmere Nature Reserve near Delamere Forest.

Cheshire’s reintroduced beavers breed for second time

Posted: 18/07/23

A pair of beavers that were released into the wild have bred for the second time, the Cheshire Wildlife Trust said.

Transforming how water is managed in Greater Manchester

Posted: 06/07/23

A new plan will see the Greater Manchester Combined Authority extend partnership working with United Utilities and the Environment Agency to transform the way water is managed across the city-region so it is better prepared for the changing climate.   

New investment in peat in fight against climate change

Posted: 29/06/23

On 29 June 2023, the government announced new investment and actions to improve lowland peat and reduce carbon emissions.

Water butts to help boost crops and conserve resources at Birkdale allotments

Posted: 29/06/23

Dozens of water butts have been installed at Birkdale allotments in Southport to help growers make the most of the rainfall, reduce their use of potable water, and keep their costs down.

United Utilities offers tips for gardeners in warm weather

Posted: 29/06/23

With the warm weather set to continue, United Utilities is offering advice to its ‘green fingered’ customers.

The Flood Hub’s Types of Flooding Focus Week

Posted: 26/06/23

From Monday 26th – Friday 30th June 2023 we are hosting a Types of Flooding Focus week! This focus week aims to spread awareness and understanding of the different types of flooding and the different authorities who are responsible for managing flood risk.

Boggy blueberries battling climate change

Posted: 09/06/23

Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s pioneering Rindle wetter farming trial has a new crop – and it’s just ready for your breakfast!

Southport school ready to bloom this spring with new water efficient garden

Posted: 06/06/23

A school in Birkdale has become the latest to benefit from United Utilities’ £1.3 million Sustainable Drainage for Schools (SuDS) programme, which helps to reduce the risk of flooding by diverting rainfall away from the sewer system.

United Utilities works with housing developers to boost sustainable drainage levels in the region

Posted: 06/06/23

The first two SuDS systems adopted by United Utilities were built by Story Homes at developments in Carlisle and Wetheral, followed by a third system developed by Wrenman Strategic Land in Lancaster.

Forthcoming Events

CIWEM Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Foundation Training


This Foundation training course has been made freely available by CIWEM for a limited time to those impacted by storm Babet.

Multi Agency Community Drop in – Sankey Brook Flood Risk Management Scheme and Interim Measures and Actions

Date: 05/12/2023

Join Warrington Borough Council, the Environment Agency, and United Utilities for a community drop-in to discuss updates on the Sankey Brook Flood Risk Management Scheme.

2024 Christmas Tree Planting at Fylde Sand Dunes

Dates: 05/02/2024, 06/02/2024,

Volunteer to help bury the Christmas trees during The Wildlife’s Trust annual Christmas tree planting event. Turn your old Christmas trees into brand new sand dunes!