The water industry is continuing to play its part in the delivery of new homes in the UK by maintaining its high standards of services to developers. Levels of service performance were at 98% for water supply and 99% for sewerage for July to September 2016.
UK water companies have written to Trading Standards over misleading packaging of wet wipes and other sanitary products that claim these items are ‘flushable’. These products cause misery to millions of people around the world by blocking sewers and contributing to floods.
Everyone in the water sector realises the scale of the challenges facing the industry and that is why more than 40 organisations from across the UK have joined Water UK for this 21st Century Drainage Programme.
An effective response to the significant and growing risk of drought in England and Wales is possible if concerted action is taken now, according to new research published by the water industry today.
The Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has announced plans to ban microbeads in cosmetic and cleaning products in the UK by 2017. This follows a report by the Environmental Audit Committee highlighting the damaging impact they can have on the marine environment.
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- Water companies maintain high standards for developers
- UK water companies complain to Trading Standards about 'flushable' products
- 21st Century Drainage
- Research shows more action needed to protect against growing drought risk
- Plastic microbeads to be banned by 2017