Amey, one of the UK’s leading engineering consultancies and a major provider of public and regulated services has acquired Aquatech Engineering, a highly respected specialist UK water leak detection and cartographic company. Aquatech Engineering works with the public and private sector to lower water consumption, identify and minimise potential leakage points before they occur, and deliver cost efficiencies. Other services include water conservation, micro biological and chemical analysis, rebate identification, water efficiency audits, flow and pressure monitoring and tariff analysis. All of Aquatech’s employees will join Amey, including managing director Judy Appleby.Mel Ewell, Amey’s chief executive, said: “The acquisition of Aquatech Engineering strengthens our technical and professional services in the water sector, enabling Amey to further leverage our end to end capability across the Utilities market. Coupled with our established maintenance experience, we can now offer an enhanced water consultancy service which will drive significant efficiencies for our clients. Judy Appleby, managing director of Aquatech said: “We are pleased to be joining Amey as there are clear synergies between our businesses and we look forward to combining our capabilities to deliver world class water services to existing and future clients”.Amey’s existing consultancy business has around 3,000 strategists, modellers and engineering design professionals, of which around 100 already specialise in utilities across clean and waste water and electricity transmission and distribution. The acquisition strengths Amey position in the utilities market following the acquisition of Enterprise last year which was one of the UK’s leading utilities maintenance providers. With over 21,000 employees across Amey, the acquisition made Amey one of the UK’s largest and most diverse service providers.