Lib Dem leader Ed Davey says party would abolish Ofwat Reported in The Times Water companies are routinely able to dump sewage in rivers in England and Wales because the regulator is “pointless” and lacks real teeth, the leader of the Liberal Democrats has said. Sir Ed Davey said Ofwat should be replaced with a […]

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From Water UK The Discover Water website has been updated with the latest water industry performance data published by water companies for the year 2021/22. Discover Water allows the public to easily examine measures such as the quality of drinking water or customer satisfaction levels, using data compiled from across the whole of the water industry. This […]

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A piece by Kevin Grecksch of University of Oxford from The Conversation: Prolonged periods of intense heat affected large parts of the UK and Europe this summer. These conditions forced parts of the UK into an official drought, with restrictions on water use imposed for the first time since 2012. Despite recent autumnal weather, parts of the country remain […]

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Most parts of the UK have seen significant rainfall over the last few days, but the drought is not over. Latest news includes Hosepipe bans in Yorkshire Water (from 26 Aug) and potentially Thames Water Environment Secretary meeting with water companies Sir John Armitt, chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, calling for greater investment in […]

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