Water sector regulators call on water companies to do more on resilience Defra, the Environment Agency, the Drinking Water Inspectorate and Ofwat have sent a joint letter to the water companies calling on them to do more work on building resilience in water resources management in England. The regulators say that “ambitious and co-ordinated leadership” across […]

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Measures to deliver deep cuts in household water demand require greater leadership and collaboration   Water Briefing: ‘Rob Lawson, Water Resources Director at Artesia Consulting explores the issues around Ofwat’s recent report on the long-term potential for deep reductions in household demand in the context of current AMP7 business planning. Rob Lawson: Ofwat published their report on the long-term potential […]

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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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