The Consumer Council for Water (CCW) has warned of a betrayal of customers’ trust after South West Water joined a list of six sewerage companies facing the threat of enforcement action over their management of wastewater treatment plants. The voice for water consumers has responded to the announcement by Ofwat that it is opening an enforcement case against […]

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The regulator Ofwat has expanded its investigation into the dumping of raw sewage to include South West Water after finding “shocking” failures in the way the majority of water companies run their waste treatment works. Ofwat said on Tuesday it had extended its inquiry after heightened concerns about South West Water’s environmental performance and suggestions it was not complying […]

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The water company is working in partnership with local landowners, North Devon Biosphere Foundation, the Environment Agency, the Woodland Trust and Natural England’s Catchment Sensitive Farming Partnership to identify areas where tree planting, hedging and fencing can help protect the River Umber from bacteriological contamination. The River Umber flows into the sea at Combe Martin […]

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Ofwat has published its draft determinations for three fast track firms. from WaterBriefing Following the publication of Ofwat’s draft decisions on business plans put forward by United Utilities, South West Water and Severn Trent, 7.9 million households in the North West, South West and Midlands could see their water bills fall by as much as […]

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