SUEZ and Southern Water to begin measuring pollutants

One of the UK’s largest water companies has signed an agreement with a leading air quality specialist to monitor greenhouse gas emissions, including nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4). 

Three wastewater treatment facilities, owned and operated by Southern Water, the seventh largest freshwater supplier in Britain, will have technology fitting allowing for real-time reporting on the air pollution generated at each site. The locations are Canterbury, Motney Hill, and Peel Common. 

This landmark agreement is part of Southern’s commitment to reaching Net Zero by 2030. However, the project will also make it far easier to understand correlations between actions at and the functions of each site, and spikes in harmful pollution, such as N2O and CH4. SUEZ’s AirAdvanced®-SCAN360 suite, which offers an innovative air quality service including monitoring, diagnosis and planning for improvements, will be used to deliver the work. 

‘We are very happy to be working with Southern Water and supporting the company with an innovative solution to improve the performance of water management. We are looking forward to this noteworthy collaboration that would help push the company closer to its net zero 2030 target by focusing on the reduction of greenhouse gases through process emissions,’ said Craig Lewis, SUEZ Air Quality Business Development Manager.

Iris Soler, Southern Water’s Head of Carbon and Climate Change, added: ‘As a business, we are taking the lead in understanding our sites and our facilities’ greenhouse gas emissions profile, and we are fully committed to investing in monitoring equipment that will help reduce these emissions. We are delighted to be working with SUEZ to make these great strides forward.’

Last month, SUEZ announced a new partnership with Wales-based Think Air. Find out more about what this means here.

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