New guidance gives water companies greater freedom to adopt Sustainable Drainage Systems Water UK has published a pre-implementation version of the 8th edition of ‘Sewers for Adoption’ with the expectation that the document will come into effect in mid 2019 as part of the implementation of the Ofwat Code on Adoption Agreements. The SfA8 manual sets […]

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This letter is Minister Rutley‘s (Interim Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) response to the Chief Executive Officer of Ofwat. Ofwat sent a letter to Minister Rutley setting out initial reactions to the National Infrastructure Commission’s ‘preparing for a drier future’ report on water. This included thoughts on how the sector needs to […]

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BBC: Water companies have damaged trust, regulator Ofwat says. High levels of payments to bosses and investors by water companies have damaged customer trust, the regulator Ofwat has said. It has published new rules that will force firms to explain how executive pay is linked to performance and to prioritise customers’ interests. Companies paying dividends […]

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Scope of the inquiry The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry will consider how well the water industry serves consumers and the environment, how innovation can be encouraged and whether current regulatory enforcement mechanisms are fit for purpose. Further, it will consider the potential benefits of regulatory divergence post-Brexit. Terms of reference: Regulation of […]

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