Water
Water companies commit to triple leak reduction rate

Water UK says companies across England have agreed on a series of pledges to do more to benefit consumers, improve services and safeguard the environment

Ofwat agrees price cuts for water bills with three suppliers

Severn Trent Water, South West Water and United Utilities customers will see reductions of between £18 and £43

Thames Water invests £200m to tackle leakage issues

The programme is expected to save the equivalent of 172 Olympic swimming pools of water a day

Thames Water turns up the pressure on water thieves

Hundreds of thousands of litres are lost every day – and everything stolen is classed as leakage

Water companies ‘should be allowed to introduce compulsory metering’

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has called on the government to enable this by the end of 2019

Yorkshire Water says satellite trial for leak detection was a success

The firm will now move on to the second stage of the £300,000 investment

UK’s water companies ‘must take action to reduce leaks’

The Consumer Council for Water said this is particularly important as the climate gets hotter and population increases

Thames Water to pay back £120m to customers for leak failures

Each customer will receive a total rebate of around £15 over the next two years

Environment Agency: England could face significant water shortages by 2050

It says three billion litres a day are wasted through leakage, enough to meet the needs of 20 million people

Could leaks mean natural gas is more emissions intensive than coal?

Methane leaks during the extraction of natural gas could make the fuel a larger contributor to global warming than coal generation. That’s according to new research from the Journal of Geophysical Research, which suggests although burning natural gas only produces about half as much carbon dioxide per unit of energy as coal, the methane contained […]