The government has published a summary of responses to the recent Environment Agency consultation on changes to the water company drought plan guideline (WC DPG) and the new and updated supplementary guidance. The EA will amend the guidance to: emphasise the need for water companies to engage with their customers as early as possible as […]

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Ofwat has published its new strategy ‘Time to Act, Together’, setting out the regulator’s ambition for the water sector. It marks a shifting approach to regulation, based on 3 goals: To transform water companies’ performance To drive water companies to meet long-term challenges through increased collaboration and partnerships For water companies to provide greater public […]

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From containment news, originally printed in Famers Guardian Jill Crawford, who works for the UK Environmental Law Association, sounded the alarm at a Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum (WEETF) event in London last month. The EA has seen its environmental protection budget slashed by 55 per cent since 2010/11, from £113m to £50m in 2016/17. “It is vital our […]

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