New heat pump technology harnesses the energy of wastewater

Sewage heat recovery systems may not sound sexy, but one day they could mean your dirty bathwater helps provide you with more efficient and lower-carbon central heating.

Every day the potential energy contained in vast quantities of warm wastewater disappears down countless drains in the UK and across the world.

But thanks to a pioneering new system, grey water – from baths, showers, washing machines, dishwashers and sinks – can now be exploited to help create a more sustainable future.

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