Environment Bill: New legal duties on water companies to tackle sewage discharges

During wet weather, storm overflows act to prevent sewers becoming overloaded with a combination of sewage and rain and release diluted wastewater into rivers

Water companies pledge to provide real-time data on sewage overflows

The Storm Overflows Taskforce has agreed to set a long term goal to eliminate harm from storm overflows as part of efforts to tackle river pollution

Water company chiefs challenged on environmental performance

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow said while water companies coped well under increased pressure during the lockdown, she made clear much stronger action is needed on environmental priorities

Time to tighten the taps on water retailers

Since the business water retail market was deregulated in April 2017 many water consumers are still struggling to receive accurate invoices.

‘Parts of UK could run out of water in around 20 years’, new study warns

The demand for water in England is estimated to ‘exceed supply by between 1.1 billion and 3.1 billion litres per day by the 2050s’

Ofwat ‘concerned’ about four water firms’ business plans

The regulator said there is a ‘significant gap’ between its view of efficient costs and the revised proposals of Anglian Water, SES Water, Thames Water and Yorkshire Water

Ofwat greenlights three water firms’ business plans

The regulator said Severn Trent Water, South West Water and United Utilities have delivered ‘high quality plans’, which set out how they will reduce customer bills

Three water companies warned by watchdog over customer complaints

Bristol Water, SES Water and Southern Water have come under fire for poor performance

High debt water firms could share £230m of financial gains with customers

Regulator Ofwat said companies must outline how they will do this in their business plans by 3rd September 2018

Ofwat unveils five-year business plan

Ofwat has unveiled its business plan for the next five years which is expected to help deliver its ‘Trust in water’ strategy. It aims to protect customers and ensure water companies are delivering their services efficiently by controlling the price and making sure that where competition exists, it works well. Under the plan, for the […]