Octopus’ platform to make a splash in water market

A new business arm, Kraken Utilities aims to provide water and broadband services

Ofwat awards £2.65m to Welsh Water for green projects

One of the projects is designed to help reduce wasted water through improved management of leaks

Water firms urged to help customers struggling to pay their bills

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

Ofwat urges companies to go further to cut emissions

Carbon reduction should be prioritised over carbon offsetting, says Ofwat

Ofwat untaps measures to combat water firm financing risks

The water regulator plans to raise credit quality and transparency standards

Ofwat exposes weak financial resilience of certain water firms

The regulator found that SES Water, Yorkshire and Southern show lower levels of financial resilience

More than 2,000 sewage treatment works under scrutiny by ‘major’ investigation

Water companies found in breach of rules could face fines and prosecutions

Nearly 22% of Brits ‘would cut back on food to be able to pay their water bill’

A further 41% of people would shower less often to reduce their water bill, says a new survey

Ofwat announces £40m Water Breakthrough Challenge

It will open on 6th May 2021 and aims to encourage collaborative and innovative initiatives that help tackle the biggest challenges facing the water and wastewater services

Ofwat consults on what the water sector should look like by 2040

It has launched the ‘Future Ideas Lab’, where ideas can be submitted on how the regulator could evolve the price review to meet the challenges faced by the water sector