Ofwat proposes to increase price cap for business customers

Ofwat has set out plans to increase the price cap for the non-household retail market by 0.31%

Thames Water hits half a million smart meter milestone

Its rollout, which currently covers London and the village of Haslemere, near Guildford, is the biggest smart water meter programme in the UK

New global coalition to address water security and climate change

The 50L Home Coalition aims to reinvent the future of water and make 50 litres of daily water use per person a reality

Got an idea to reduce personal water consumption?

The government is proposing to introduce a personal target for water use

United Utilities calls off hosepipe ban in England

It may still need to introduce it at a later stage if dry weather continues

Showers the biggest user of water in homes

You’d be forgiven for thinking washing machines or dishwashers waste the most water – but showers are actually the biggest water use in the home, it was revealed today. Showers make up a quarter (25%) of household’s water consumption while toilets are the second largest water waster (22%). The statistics come from a survey of […]

Coca-Cola caps water use

Coca-Cola is fizzing after announcing it has capped its water use and now only uses 1.4 litres for every litre of drink it makes. The soft drinks giant’s latest sustainability report also showed it has cut the carbon footprint of its operations by 15%. As a sponsor of the London 2012 Olympics, it collected 15 […]

Sainsbury’s sluices water use in half

British supermarket Sainsbury’s has slashed its water use in half, saving the equivalent of 393 Olympic sized swimming pools each year. Waterless urinals and rain water harvesting helped the orange-branded shopping giant achieve its target of a 50% relative reduction in its operational water use at the end of March. The retailer has been working with […]

Paralympians win gold for sustainable Olympics work

Great Britain’s Paralympians had stunning success last year in the 2012 Olympics – and not just in the Games. They were also sustainability champions too, it was revealed today, as the British Paralympic Association (BPA) has been awarded gold global accreditation in sustainability for its work with EDF Energy at its London 2012 preparation camp. […]