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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.

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Customers who need extra help will, from April, get a more streamlined service from water and energy companies making it easier to get help and stay safe at home.

Boy drinking water

The Local Government Association has reported today that the cost of removing decayed teeth in children has jumped 61% in the last five years – rising to more than £35 million a year.

One solution to this problem is to encourage tap water as the default choice of hydration for the younger generations, moving them away from unhealthy sugary alternatives.

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The average household water and sewerage bill in England and Wales for 2016-17 will be £389 – an increase of £2 (less than 1%) compared with the previous year. The increase is in line with the 5-year plans developed by every water and sewerage company after extensive consultation with customers and confirmed by the industry regulator, Ofwat, in 2014.

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Water UK response to the Public Accounts Committee report on regulation of the water industry.

The following links change the content below

  1. Developer Services maintain high standards
  2. Water and energy companies join forces to help vulnerable customers
  3. Water: the healthy choice
  4. Household water and sewerage bills for 2016-17
  5. Water UK response to PAC report
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    Water companies are contributing expertise, perspectives and industry research to inform the debate on the future of water, building on developments in the industry so far...

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    What goes down the sink and the wastepipes matters. Flush and pour the wrong things and we bring sewer flooding and river pollution which costs millions of pounds each year...

  • Building site - walls and scaffolding

    Water companies are playing their part in the development of performance standards to help speed up the building of new homes in the UK.

  • tap water pouring into glass

    Water is essential to human health but we often take it for granted. Water helps to maintain hydration and allows the body to function effectively.