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15/02/14Water companies’ roles in the emergency response to the floods
Water companies are working around the clock alongside the Environment Agency, local authorities and other emergency services to help minimise the impacts of the floods on drinking water and sewerage services.
10/02/14Water and sewerage bills for 2014/15
Water companies are set to complete a five-year investment programme worth £25 billion, while keeping rises in the average household water and sewerage bill below inflation in 2014/15. In November 2009, a five-year package of investment and prices was finalised and April 2014 sees the final year of that package.
29/01/14How water companies measure leakage
Neither the UK water companies nor the industry regulators use percentage of total supply as a measure of leakage performance, as it is almost always misleading.
27/11/13Water UK and UKOOG to work together to minimise the impact of shale gas development on water resources in the UK
Water UK, which represents the water industry, and the UK Onshore Operators Group, the onshore oil and gas industry’s representative body, are to work together to help minimise the impact of onshore oil and gas development in the UK on the country’s water resources.
07/11/13Thames Water Commercial Services joins Water UK
Thames Water Commercial Services (TWCS) has become the first business and non-regulated services arm of an existing Water UK member to join as a separate member.
08/10/13WaterSafe scheme to increase consumer protection and improve plumbing standards
The first UK-wide plumbing assurance scheme, designed to raise standards within the UK plumbing sector, has been launched.
03/10/13Water UK welcomes two new members
Water UK is delighted to announce that two water companies, Albion Water and Peel Water Networks Limited, have joined as new members.
02/10/13Statement on CC Water’s report on complaints against water companies
The Consumer Council for Water’s latest report on complaints to water companies in England and Wales, published today, shows that complaints are down for the fifth year in a row. The total number of complaints is down 45% since 2007-08.
02/10/13Working towards an assurance scheme for biosolids recycling
Water UK facilitated a seminar last month for experts from a wide range of sectors, including farming, food and drink and retailers, to consider progress towards a standards scheme for biosolids use in agriculture.
20/09/13Sir David Rowlands appointed Water UK’s first independent chair
Water UK has appointed former Whitehall Permanent Secretary Sir David Rowlands as its first independent chair.
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