Many commentators have pointed out that, despite the rise of the Green Party as a force in national politics, the environment has not been a mainstream issue during this election campaign. At a time of austerity, it’s argued, voters see concern about environmental issues as a marginal issue, which pales into insignificance compared to worries about jobs, homes and health. And yet the predictions are more alarming than ever.
Water bills on average comprise less than 1% of household expenditure, and water companies continue to help all hard-pressed UK households by charging stable and affordable prices.
The Water UK Innovation Hub on Tuesday 16 June will explore the challenges of resilience, providing an opportunity to participate in a high level exchange of ideas with sector leaders and stakeholders.
Water companies are playing their part in supporting the development of performance standards to help speed up the building of new homes in the UK.