Ofwat proposes increasing price cap due to higher bad debt

The water regulator is consulting on the most appropriate ways to share the costs and is seeking views and evidence until 6th April 2021

Thames Water fined £2.3m for raw sewage pollution

More than 1,100 fish died after untreated sewage was released into a local stream in 2016

Seven areas to be classified as water stressed

The Environment Agency has launched a consultation to safeguard water supplies

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

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

Ofwat CEO Rachel Fletcher joins Octopus Energy

As Director of Regulation and Economics, Mrs Fletcher will work for the energy system decarbonisation

Anglian Water spends £300m to clean up rivers

The initiative aims to reduce the amount of phosphorus that enters the environment through water sources

Scientists develop tech to transform Mars’ salty water into fuel and oxygen

The system creates hydrogen which could be used to fuel the astronauts’ trip home

Brits ‘waste 70m litres of water every day’ while preparing tea

A quarter of tea drinkers don’t know how much water it takes to heat just one mug’s worth, according to a report

Online platform helps financial institutions measure climate impact

Around 120 financial institutions have access to the platform, with $5.8bn of climate disbursed loans reported so far

Government to set out legally-binding targets to build back better and greener by end of 2022

Introduced to underpin the Environment Bill, the ‘ambitious’ targets will also apply to any future governments