Water bills drop by a drip! £2 saving from April

Water bills are estimated to be at the same level as a decade ago

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

UK water industry pledges to reach net zero by 2030

Water suppliers have increased their own renewable electricity generation by 40% since 2011

Household water and sewerage bills to fall by £17 a year

Consumer bills will fall to £396.60 annually on average, with variations depending on the company

Former Centrica executive to head Water UK

Christine McGourty will join the trade body on 16th December 2019

Fighting fatbergs: First ‘fine to flush’ wet wipes approved

Organic health and beauty brand Natracare’s wipes have passed Water UK’s stringent tests

Fracking ‘won’t risk water supplies with strict regulation’

Shale gas extraction will not put pressure on water resources and environmental risks will be minimised, according to the firm that represents the UK’s water industry. Water UK believes the problems associated with fracking “can be mitigated given proper enforcement of the regulatory framework”. It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UK […]

Osborne’s tax sweetener to ‘reassure fracking is profitable’

The Chancellor is offering “sweetheart” tax deals to the industry just to reassure them that fracking will be profitable. That’s the view of environmental group Greenpeace, which suggests the Chancellor is telling “anyone who will listen” that shale gas exploration in the UK is set to be an economic miracle. The comment follows the 30% […]

“Large-scale” water trade planned between counties

Two British water firms could share water in a rare swap of resources if the drought in the Midlands continues, it was announced today. The Midlands supplier Severn Trent Water is in “ongoing” talks with Anglian Water to send “large-scale” supplies to the East of England. As much as 30 million litres of raw water per day […]

Water companies pick up tab for private sewers

Private sewers in England and Wales will change hands from householders to water companies under a new overhaul of regulations drawn up by the Government. Drains and sewers that run under people’s property or gardens and connect to the public sewer system will be run by companies from 1 October 2011. It is estimated that […]