United Utilities

United Utilities provide water and wastewater services to around 3 million homes and 200,000 businesses in north-west England.

Every day, 2,000 million litres of treated water is distributed through a network of 42,000km of water mains and 1,400km of aqueducts. Raw water is collected and stored at the company’s reservoirs before being treated at one of 96 water treatment works. Wastewater is collected and distributed through a network of 72,000km of sewers and treated at United Utilities’ 575 wastewater treatment works before being returned to the environment.