Water firms urged to unveil plans to protect rivers after ‘regular’ sewage spills

Ofwat expects water companies to publish plans that run up to March 2025 and they should support any forthcoming targets from government regarding improvements to river quality

Water companies urged to link CEO pay with environmental performance

Ofwat has called for performance-related executive pay that reflects environmental impact

Businesses’ dissatisfaction for water retailers hit three-year high

Billing complaints are the most frequent among business customers, according to a new survey

Water firms urged to help customers struggling to pay their bills

Water bills will see an average increase of 1.7%, Ofwat said

“Not a single river in England is free from pollution”

Just 14% of English rivers meet “good ecological status”, according to the Environmental Audit Committee

ELCC 2021 – Great to get together again!

Watch highlights of the day and what delegates thought

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.