Wastewater Consultancy

The industry leading wastewater consultancy team within RPS’ Water business supports sewerage companies to meet service and operational performance challenges, including ensuring value for money and customer satisfaction.

We are experts in the production of high confidence sewer hydraulic models and use these to define wastewater investment strategies.

We lead the way in delivering flooding and pollution reduction strategies which are aligned to water company business plans; using industry best practice, innovative tools, highly skilled modelling and data analysis teams and expert stakeholder engagement.

Integrated tactical and strategic drainage plans are becoming increasingly important to ensure outcomes are delivered through the best long term TOTEX solutions. We have developed efficient tools, modelling activities, monitoring and analysis processes and have embedded these within client organisations to enable improved network performance and customer service.

We also support the wider water sector supporting client’s flood risk, water quality, SuDS, catchment management and regulatory output needs.

Key Contacts

Steve Hogg

Steve Hogg   |   Wastewater Consultancy Director   |   Send Email

With 30 years’ experience in the UK water industry, Steve has built a reputation for the successful delivery of major water industry frameworks in the role of Framework Manager and Framework Director.

Steve’s technical background covers all aspects of wastewater networks where he has worked on and led projects ranging from hydraulic modelling, Drainage Area Planning and Sewerage Management Planning through to project feasibility, design, construction supervision and contract administration. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and member of the ICE.

James Hale

James Hale   |   Technical Director   |   Send Email

James is responsible for our wastewater asset management team delivering a range of innovative and forward looking studies for UK water companies.

James specialises in project and technical management, collaborative working, stakeholder engagement, Sewerage Risk Management, urban drainage, hydraulic modelling, Integrated Catchment Modelling, model auditing, Drainage Area Studies, InfoWorks CS, InfoWorks ICM, and options development. He is a Chartered Engineer and member of CIWEM, and a national committee member of the Urban Drainage Group (formerly WaPUG).

Iain McLachlan

Iain McLachlan   |   Technical Director   |   Send Email

Iain is the Technical Director responsible for the wastewater consultancy team in our Glasgow office, where he leads and manages the team as they deliver a wide-ranging portfolio of work for a number of clients.

Iain has a proven track record in managing and delivering wastewater networks projects and is experienced in Sewerage Risk Management, urban drainage, hydraulic modelling and verification, asset data collection, model auditing and development flood risk assessments. He is a Chartered Engineer, member of CIWEM and member of the Scottish Branch committee.