From The Gurdian The drinking water regulator for England and Wales has brought only three prosecutions against water companies for providing poor quality water since 2021, despite 362 instances in which water was flagged as being unfit for human consumption. Periodically, members of the public or companies have informed the Drinking Water Inspectorate about water […]

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The National Infrastructure Commission has published its Infrastructure Progress Review 2024 – the Commission’s annual assessment of government progress on infrastructure strategy and delivery in priority areas. The review finds that over the last 12 months, progress has been mixed. There has been continued expansion in the reach of digital networks, and devolution deals for […]

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An investigation by Greenpeace has found that the Environment Agency said South West Water was ‘not honest’ about the risk to water supplies during the 2022 drought. From the investigation…….. We’ve uncovered some damning Environment Agency documents in which the watchdog discusses how unprepared one water company was for the record-breaking heatwave that hit the […]

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Ofwat has opened an investigation into South East Water on whether it has failed to develop and maintain an efficient water supply system. Ofwat explained that South East Water is the worst performer for water supply interruptions in England and Wales; in 2022-23 there was an average 3 hours, 2 minutes and 21 seconds lost […]

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An investigation by Unearthed reveals How England’s water companies struggled in last summer’s heatwaves Water supplies ran so low during last summer’s drought that England’s environmental regulator warned that companies might break the law to keep the taps running, documents obtained by Unearthed reveal. The internal briefings – obtained under freedom of information laws – […]

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Water Supply and Quality: New Briefing Notes available CIWEM’s water supply and quality specialist panel has put together four new briefing notes on water quality issues. They are a source of information compiled by experts to better understand the key concepts and issues related to these specific water quality topics. You can find the new […]

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The Environment Agency has developed an operating framework for water supply reservoirs and flood risk management. This framework will: help decide which water supply reservoirs can provide flood risk management benefits enable consistent local decision making We have designed this framework to support engagement between the: Environment Agency water companies other partners, including local communities […]

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