This inquiry was launched following the Government’s publication of a  draft National Policy Statement (NPS) for Water Resources Infrastructure. It sets out the government’s policy for development of nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) for water resources in England. Read the conclusions and recommendations Read the summary Read the full report The National Infrastructure Commission has […]

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Environment Agency tells water companies to clean up their act and protect the environment from pollution. Water company efforts to protect the environment were described as ‘simply unacceptable’ in an Environment Agency (EA) report published today (10 July) with only 1 of the major water and sewage companies in England performing at the level expected. […]

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‘Water UK has sent a submission to the Labour Party on their ‘Democratic Public Ownership’ consultation.  The submission also examines the Labour Party’s ‘Clear Water’ proposals for nationalising the water and sewerage industry in England. Our view is that, if implemented, the proposals could seriously damage the provision and quality of water and sewerage services […]

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Sir James Bevan warns companies to improve their pollution performance Environment Agency (EA) Chief Executive Sir James Bevan has warned water companies to improve their pollution performance, saying: “If companies cannot operate without damaging the environment, they will rightly lose their social licence to operate.”  Bevan, in a speech at the Water Industry Forum in Birmingham, said the […]

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