Tap water in the UK is among the best in the world and worth looking after. Unlike the frozen ready-meal or new dress or suit, there are no care instructions supplied with water. This consumer guide shows how to keep water in top condition and avoid problems that can affect taste and quality.
Following widespread consultation with developers, self-lay companies and their representative organisations, water companies have introduced a new set of standards for the provision of water and sewerage infrastructure for new homes and other construction projects.
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.
From this month, nearly all water companies will have tariffs in place to help customers who are struggling to pay, to reduce their bills.
The latest results from the European Environment Agency show that the UK is holding its own for bathing waters that comply with the EU standards.
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- Looking after water in your home
- Water companies confirm adoption of standards to speed up building of new homes
- Support for UK households who are struggling to pay
- More social tariffs in place
- UK holding its own for bathing water quality against tougher European standards