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Sewerage (Industrial Report) - UK - May 2013

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Reference is made in this report to certain categories of expenditure, which are detailed below:

Sewerage capital expenditure refers to:

  • New development, which is the provision of sewerage assets to accommodate increased usage of water, (and hence drainage systems), by existing customers and to provide for new customers.

  • Flooding from sewers, which covers expenditure on the preservation and replacement of sewers to reduce the incidence of flooding to target levels.

  • Storm overflows, which covers work on storm overflows to meet consents including other programmed work on river overflows to meet other objectives, (such as river quality objectives).

  • Sewer rehabilitation, which covers the replacement and preservation of sewers to maintain acceptable asset conditions which is not included above.

  • Pumping station rehabilitation, which covers the replacement and preservation of sewage pumping stations to maintain acceptable asset conditions which is not included above.


Sewage treatment capital expenditure covers the following:

  • New development, which is the provision of sewage treatment assets to accommodate increased usage from existing customers, and to provide for new customers.

  • COPA 11 covering improvement of treatment works performance to comply with consent conditions of the Control of Pollution Act 1974.

  • Long term river quality objectives, which refers to the improvement of treatment works performance, so that effluent complies with long term river quality objectives.

  • Long term estuarial quality objectives, which refers to the improvement of treatment works performance, so that effluent complies with long term estuarial quality objectives.

  • Sludge disposal, which refers to works to improve the sludge treatment standards in line with EC Sludge Directive.

  • Bathing beaches, which refers to works to ensure compliance with the EC Bathing Waters Directive at currently designated beaches.

  • Other sea outfalls, which refers to work on sea outfalls not included above to meet discharge consents.

  • Sewage works refurbishment, which refers to the replacement and preservation of treatment works assets to maintain asset condition performance.


Throughout this report the term capital expenditure refers to gross expenditure rather than investment which is more often quoted by individual companies. The report is based on the acquisition of tangible fixed assets, and for this reason, investment is segmented into the following:

  • Process plant

  • Building

  • Civil engineering

  • Other


For the Water and sewerage industry, the definitions of each area of expenditure is as follows:

  • Process plant: plant and machinery

  • Civil engineering: land and buildings, infra-structure and assets, such as water mains, sewers, impounding and raw water storage, reservoirs, dams and sea outfalls, specialised operational properties and structures including intake works, pumping stations, treatment works and bore holes.

  • Building: assets in the course of consumption

  • Other: fixtures and equipment, vehicles and mobile plant and other non-operational activities


Some other industry specific definitions:

Population equivalent: Population equivalent (in waste water monitoring and treatment) refers to the amount of oxygen-demanding substances whose oxygen consumption during biodegradation equals the average oxygen demand of the waste water produced by one person. For practical calculations, it is assumed that one unit equals 54 grams of BOD per 24 hours.

Some figures may not add due to rounding.


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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

    • Introduction

      • Definitions
        • Methodology
          • Abbreviations
            • Market Positioning
              • UK Economy
                • Market Factors
                • Industry Structure

                  • Chapter Summary
                    • England & Wales
                        • Figure 1: Details of the Water and Sewerage Companies, as at March 2013
                        • Figure 2: Details of the Companies That Supply Sewerage Services to Water Only Companies, as at March 2013
                        • Figure 3: Sewerage Customers of the Water and Sewerage Companies, Household and Non-Household, 2009/10 and 2010/11
                      • Sewage Treatment Processes
                        • Legislation
                            • Figure 4: UK Coastal Bathing Water Compliance with EC Bathing Water Directive for Mandatory Coliform Standards, 2008-2011
                          • The EC Shellfish Waters Directive 79/923/EEC
                            • The Flood and Water Management Act 2010
                              • Regulators
                                • Performance
                                  • Figure 5: Connected Properties Flooded in England and Wales, by Company, 2007/08-2010/11
                                  • Figure 6: Sewer Flooding Expenditure, by Water and Sewerage Company, 2010-2015
                                • Scotland
                                  • Northern Ireland
                                  • Capital Expenditure

                                    • Chapter Summary
                                      • Capital Expenditure
                                        • Figure 7: Total Capital Expenditure by Water and Sewerage Companies in England & Wales, 2005-2010 and 2010-2015
                                        • Figure 8: Total Capital Expenditure by Water Only Companies in England & Wales, 2005-2010 and 2010-2015
                                        • Figure 9: Actual UK Capital Expenditure on Water and Sewerage Services, 2005/06-2010/11
                                        • Figure 10: UK Capital Expenditure on Water and Sewerage Services, 2005/04-2010/11
                                        • Figure 11: Analysis of Sewerage Related Capital Expenditure in England and Wales, by Company, 2005/06-2010/11
                                        • Figure 12: Analysis of Sewerage Capital Expenditure in England and Wales, by Water Service Company, by Type, 2009/10 and 2010/11
                                        • Figure 13: Analysis of Scottish Water Capital Expenditure on Water and Sewerage Services, 2006/07-2011/12
                                        • Figure 14: Progress of Scottish Water to Date in the Five Year Investment Programme 2010/15
                                        • Figure 15: Sewerage Related Capital Expenditure in Northern Ireland, by Type, 2007/08-2011/12
                                      • Process Plant Expenditure
                                        • Figure 16: UK Capital and Process Plant Expenditure by the Water and Sewerage Industry, 2006/07-2010/11
                                      • Civil Engineering Expenditure
                                          • Figure 17: Civil Engineering Construction Output by the Sewerage Industry in Great Britain, 2007-2012
                                        • Building Expenditure
                                          • Figure 18: UK Capital and Building Expenditure by the Water and Sewerage Industry, 2006/07-2010/11
                                        • Other Expenditure
                                          • Figure 19: UK Capital and Other Expenditure by the Water and Sewerage Industry, 2006/07-2010/11
                                        • Sewer Renovation and Repair
                                          • Figure 20: Sewers Renovated and Replaced in England and Wales, by Company, 2006/07-2010/11
                                      • Company Analysis

                                        • Chapter Summary
                                          • England and Wales
                                            • Anglian Water Services
                                              • Figure 21: Financial Analysis of Anglian Water Services, 2008-2012
                                              • Figure 22: Anglian Water, Infrastructure Details, 2006/07-2010/11
                                              • Figure 23: Total Capital Expenditure of Anglian Water Services, 2006/07-2010/2011
                                              • Figure 24: Analysis of Sewerage Capital Expenditure by Anglian Water Services, by Type, 2007/08-2010/11
                                            • United Utilities Water
                                                • Figure 25: Financial Analysis of United Utilities Water, 2008-2012
                                                • Figure 26: United Utilities, Infrastructure Details, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                • Figure 27: Total Capital Expenditure of United Utilities, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                • Figure 28: Analysis of Sewerage Capital Expenditure by United Utilities Services, by Type, 2006/07-20010/11
                                              • Northumbrian Water
                                                • Figure 29: Financial Analysis of Northumbrian Water, 2008-2012
                                                • Figure 30: Northumbrian Water, Infrastructure Details, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                • Figure 31: Total Capital Expenditure of Northumbrian Water, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                • Figure 32: Analysis of Sewerage Capital Expenditure by Northumbrian Water, by Type, 2007/08-2010/11
                                              • Severn Trent Water
                                                • Figure 33: Financial Analysis of Severn Trent Water, 2008-2012
                                                • Figure 34: Severn Trent Water, Infrastructure Details, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                • Figure 35: Total Capital Expenditure of Severn Trent Water, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                • Figure 36: Analysis of Sewerage Capital Expenditure by Severn Trent Water, by Type, 2006/07-2010/11
                                              • South West Water
                                                • Figure 37: Financial Analysis of South West Water, 2008-2012
                                                • Figure 38: South West Water, Infrastructure Details, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                • Figure 39: Total Capital Expenditure of Southern Water Services, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                • Figure 40: Analysis of Sewerage Capital Expenditure by South West Water, by Type, 2006/07-2010/11
                                              • Southern Water Services
                                                • Figure 41: Financial Analysis of Southern Water Services, 2008-2012
                                                • Figure 42: Southern Water, Infrastructure Details, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                • Figure 43: Total Capital Expenditure of Southern Water Services, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                • Figure 44: Analysis of Sewerage Capital Expenditure by Southern Water Services, by Type, 2006/07-2010/11
                                              • Thames Water Utilities
                                                  • Figure 45: Financial Analysis of Thames Water Utilities, 2008-2012
                                                  • Figure 46: Thames Water Utilities, Infrastructure Details, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                  • Figure 47: Total Capital Expenditure of Thames Water Utilities, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                  • Figure 48: Analysis of Sewerage Capital Expenditure by Thames Water Utilities, by Type, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                • D(r Cymru Cyfyngedig
                                                  • Figure 49: Financial Analysis of D(r Cymru Cyfyngedig, 2008-2012
                                                  • Figure 50: D(r Cymru Cyfyngedig, Infrastructure Details, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                  • Figure 51: Total Capital Expenditure of D(r Cymru Cyfyngedig, 2006/072010/11
                                                  • Figure 52: Analysis of Sewerage Capital Expenditure by D(r Cymru Cyfyngedig, by Type, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                • Wessex Water
                                                  • Figure 53: Financial Analysis of Wessex Water, 2008-2012
                                                  • Figure 54: Wessex Water, Infrastructure Details, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                  • Figure 55: Total Capital Expenditure of Wessex Water, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                  • Figure 56: Analysis of Sewerage Capital Expenditure by Wessex Water, by Type, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                • Yorkshire Water Services
                                                  • Figure 57: Financial Analysis of Yorkshire Water Services, 2008-2012
                                                  • Figure 58: Yorkshire Water, Infrastructure Details, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                  • Figure 59: Total Capital Expenditure of Yorkshire Water Services, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                  • Figure 60: Analysis of Sewerage Capital Expenditure by Yorkshire Water Services, by Type, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                • Scottish Water
                                                    • Figure 61: Financial Analysis of Scottish Water, 2009-2012
                                                  • Northern Ireland
                                                      • Figure 62: Financial Analysis of Northern Ireland Water, 2008-2012
                                                      • Figure 63: Total Capital Expenditure of Northern Ireland Water, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                      • Figure 64: Analysis of Sewerage Capital Expenditure by Northern Ireland Water, by Type, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                  • Market Forecast

                                                    • Chapter Summary
                                                      • Future Expenditure
                                                        • Figure 65: Annual Price Limits for 2010/2011 to 2014/2015, by Water and Sewerage Companies
                                                        • Figure 66: Annual Price Limits for 2010/2011 to 2014/2015, by Water Only Companies
                                                        • Figure 67: Average Expected Household Bill, by Water and Sewerage Companies, 2009/2010 and 2014/2015
                                                        • Figure 68: Average Expected Household Water Bill, by Water Only Companies, 2009/2010 and 2014/2015
                                                        • Figure 69: UK Population, by Region, 2011-2025
                                                      • Forecast Capital Expenditure
                                                        • Figure 70: Total Proposed Capital Expenditure by Water and Sewerage Companies in England & Wales, 2010- 2015
                                                        • Figure 71: Forecast UK Capital Expenditure on the Water and Sewerage Industry, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                        • Figure 72: Forecast Capital Expenditure for Scottish Water, 2010/2011-2014/2015
                                                        • Figure 73: Forecast Investment Programme for Northern Ireland Water, 2010/2011-2014/2015
                                                    • Further Sources & Contacts

                                                      • Trade Associations & Regulatory Bodies
                                                        • Trade Magazines
                                                          • Trade Exhibitions

                                                          Companies Covered

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                                                          Sewerage (Industrial Report) - UK - May 2013

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