Ofwat welcomes £4.6bn investment in the water sector

The water sector has received £4.6 billion in additional investments since 2020, bolstering financial resilience and supporting future investments

Ofwat: Water suppliers must repay £114m to customers

The water regulator has ordered water companies in England and Wales to refund customers due to widespread underperformance

Major UK water firms accused of illegal sewage discharges

Three major water companies in the UK are suspected of engaging in illegal sewage discharges even when it wasn’t raining

Macquarie pumps £550m into Southern Water

Macquarie has raised its ownership in Southern Water to over 75%

Water companies in England hit record high in pollution incidents

There has been a surge in pollution incidents from water and sewerage assets in England, reaching the highest level since 2019, according to the Environment Agency

Southern Water ‘plans to hike bills by £279 a year’

Leaked documents have revealed the company’s plan to impose a 73% price increase on households

Ofwat: ‘Water companies letting down environment’

Serious pollution incidents have risen from 2021 – and £132m in fines have been issued

Ofwat orders Thames Water and Southern Water to return £80m to customers

They will have to hand back the money for failing to reach targets on water treatment works compliance, pollution incidents and internal sewer flooding across 2021-22

Water firms forced to reduce bills by nearly £150m

Southern Water and Thames Water will have to return almost £80 million to their customers

Billing issues untap wave of household water customer complaints

Thames Water and Southern Water stand out as poor performers in relation to written complaints, according to a new report