Ofwat has revealed that water and wastewater companies are falling behind on their investment plans, leaving promised service improvements behind schedule or undelivered. Ofwat, as part of the price review process, sets allowances for how much companies can invest over the price control period, to maintain and improve its water network. Between 2020 and 2022 […]

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Plan now to avoid drought next summer, National Drought Group told The latest National Drought Group meeting reiterates expectation that water companies start planning now to manage potentially significant impacts next year. Water companies must start planning now to avoid potentially significant water supply and environmental impacts next summer, National Drought Group members were told […]

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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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From Ofwat Ofwat is today releasing new figures that shed light on the water industry’s performance on reducing leakage. The provisional figures show that three quarters of the companies are meeting their leakage targets and some have reduced leakage by more than 10% over the past two years. Ofwat has strongly pushed companies to cut […]

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