weir News

  • Fish pass at Stoneleigh Weir is now complete

    On Friday 13 September, the Environment Agency completed a project to install a fish and eel pass at the Stoneleigh Gauging Weir on the River Sowe. The stop logs were today removed from the pass, allowing fish passage for the first time since the weir was constructed in 1951. The fish pass has been installed to improve fish and eel migration, making an important contribution to improving water ...

  • Tackling Himalayan Balsam at Gundry Weir, Bridport

    An officer from the Environment Agency joined up with the Probation Service’s Community Payback Scheme to remove an invasive, non-native plant which is threatening the natural environment around a pond at Bridport. The Himalayan balsam grows up to 10ft (3m) tall and has colonised large areas beside rivers and woods throughout Britain, smothering any indigenous plants. This is ...

  • New Principals Sutherland, Weir Join CEC

    Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) welcomes two new principals to its Pittsburgh headquarters office: Ray B. Sutherland, P.E., (Civil/Site Practice) and William G. Weir, P.G., (Environmental Practice). Sutherland joins CEC with 29 years of expertise covering all aspects of land development, including working for both public and private development clients in commercial/retail, ...

  • Weir removal opens up Gayton Brook for fish migration

    A weir that was preventing fish from migrating on the Gayton Brook in Staffordshire has been removed by the Environment Agency. The work has been carried out as part of the Gayton Brook Catchment Restoration Project which was set up to tackle issues in the failing watercourse, in partnership with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust The project was launched in 2010 and identified two weirs in the Gayton ...

  • Weir Waste Services chooses Titech Technology for new commerical & industrial MRF

    TITECH has been selected as the technology provider of choice for one of the UK’s largest automated Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Materials Recycling Facilities (MRF) in mainland UK. The MRF will be part of Weir Waste Services’ development of its ‘Trinity Street’ depot in Oldbury, West Midlands. Providing environmental integrated waste management solutions for the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Switch to Rotork eliminates trauma of unreliability on River Thames weir

    Rotork IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent electric actuators have been chosen to replace unreliable actuators for the operation of radial gates on an important river management weir on the River Thames. Hambleden Weir plays a critical role in maintaining the level and flow in an area that is used extensively for recreational ...


    By Rotork

  • Barnard Castle weir repairs continue with north bank footpath open

    A popular footpath along the River Tees at Barnard Castle will remain open while repairs continue on a weir in the town. The Environment Agency, which is carrying out the construction work, had originally planned to close the footpath along the north bank until spring 2014. But it has now been decided that construction work will be done entirely from the south bank, eradicating the need to close ...

  • River weir upgrade demonstrates Rotork’s extended scope capabilities

    A recent UK Environment Agency river management scheme has demonstrated the ability of a Rotork Site Services extended scope contract to provide project management and organise all the mechanical, electrical and civil engineering work required to complete the project. A major benefit for the customer is the simplified contractual route that the extended scope contract enables by reducing the ...


    By Rotork

  • Weir Environmental Group LLC has partnered with microLAN BV to form microLAN US LLC.

    The new organization is jointly owned by both Weir Environmental Group and MicroLAN BV and will be based in Wilmington, DE. The primary focus of the organization will be the marketing and sales of the TOXcontrol Online Toxicity System to the drinking water and wastewater markets in the U.S. Weir Environmental Group President Richard Quashne adds, 'I've known Mr. Appels for several years now and ...

  • ANDRITZ launches the TurboJet weir plate, a power recovery system for decanters, reducing power consumption by up to 30%

    International technology Group ANDRITZ presents a new generation of weir plates, providing a significant reduction in power consumption for centrifuges. The patented TurboJet weir plate, available for all ANDRITZ decanters and those of other suppliers, helps customers to reduce their energy consumption by 10- 30%. This innovative product was developed in the ANDRITZ Separation Center of ...

  • Exciting new Open Channel Flow features with Gauger

    SolidAT Gauger supports Open Channel Flow (OCF) measurements. This new member of SolidAT non-contact level sensors complements OCF features already found in the SmartScan and MonoScan lines. Built-in equations are included for Parshall flumes, Palmer Bowlus flumes, Khafagi Venturi flumes, Leopold Lagco flumes, H-Flumes, V-Notch weirs, Trapezoidal Cipolletti weirs, Rectangular Contracted weirs and ...

  • Open Channel Flow with Gauger level meter – any Channel any Site

    SolidAT Gauger supports Open Channel Flow (OCF) measurements. This new member of SolidAT non-contact level sensors complements OCF features already found in the SmartScan and MonoScan lines. Built-in equations are included for Parshall ...

  • Data logging open channel flow meter prepares flow reports

    This new model OCF 4.0 Open Channel Flow Monitor uses a non-contacting ultrasonic sensor to measure wastewater flow through flumes or weirs. It features a powerful, built-in data logger with on-screen flow reports plus Windows software to retrieve, display and graph flow reports in fully customizable formats. Other OCF 4.0 features include isolated 4-20mA, 0-5V, USB and RS232 outputs, 3 ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Water company fined for discharging sewage into Tamar estuary

    South West Water has been ordered to pay £58,375 in fines and costs for discharging sewage into a tributary of the Tamar estuary. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. The offences were committed at the company’s Camels Head treatment works that treats sewage from 40,000 people and operates under an Environmental Permit designed to protect human health and the environment. ...

  • Renewable energy goes royal

    Windsor Castle is set to be the "primary customer" of a renewable electricity scheme to harness power from the River Thames. The project from Southeast Power Engineering will see electricity generated from two turbines installed in the Romney Weir delivered to the royal residence by underground cables. A planning application for the creation of a hydroelectric scheme in the weir was ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Illinois WEA Conference Springfield, IL

    Illinois WEA Conference Springfield, IL.  WeirWasher Automated Cleaning Systems, BeltBlaster, Eco-Blaster Biological Control Systems, Weir Shields Odor and Light Control Systems by GTC will be exhibited at the Peterson and Matz, Inc. booth March 22-23, 2011.   Each application is engineered to improve staff safety and reduce the maintenance associated with cleaning material build ...


    By GillTrading.com, Inc.

  • New 4-20 mA Loop Powered Ultrasonic Sensors Internally Calculate Flow Rates and Volume

    LOGAN, UT - Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces LPU-2428 Loop Powered Ultrasonic Level Sensors with microprocessor control to internally perform volume, flow, and totalization calculations. These IP65 rated sensors provide a 1 to 25 ft. (0.3 to 7.62 m) detection range. They are specifically designed for liquid flow-rate and volume measurement applications, and are also a good ...

  • New Area-Velocity Flow Meter

    Monitor flow through open channels, partially full sewer pipes and surcharged pipes without a flume or weir. This new flowmeter is designed for municipal stormwater, combined effluent, raw sewage and irrigation water. The new Greyline AVFM-II uses a submerged ultrasonic sensor to continuously measure both Velocity and Level in the channel. The sensor is resistant to fouling and corrosion. ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Environment Agency prepares to start work on first phase of Exeter flood defence scheme

    The Environment Agency has completed the consultation on the environmental impact of the first phase of Exeter’s multi-million pound flood defence scheme. The first phase works will begin in June this year ahead of the main scheme, which is designed to reduce flood risk to properties on both sides of the river throughout Exeter. The first phase will include work to some of the existing ...

  • Texas Wastewater Plant Replaces Brushes With WeirWasher Automated Cleaning Systems

    GillTrading.com, Inc. of Beaverton, OR is pleased to announce the installation of 6 WeirWasher Automated Cleaning Systems at the City of Longview wastewater treatment plant in Texas. The local representative, Hartwell Environmental Corp., was instrumental in officiating the changeover from mechanical brush devices to fully automated WeirWasher spray systems to effectively control the daily ...


    By GillTrading.com, Inc.

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