A report published today (26 April) by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, scrutinising the implementation of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, supports many of the positions adopted by Water UK in its evidence to the Committee.
The launch of the water retail market in England on the 1st April marked the successful delivery of one of the largest and most complicated industry-wide change programmes ever undertaken by the water sector. More than 1.2 million businesses, charities and public sector customers in England, from micro businesses and SMEs to large corporates and the public sector, can now choose their water retailer for the first time.
From today (1st April 2017), up to 1.2 million businesses and other non-household customers in England are now able to choose their supplier of water and wastewater retail services. This marks the extension of retail competition in the non-household water supply market to England, following its earlier introduction in Scotland.
Water Saving Week aims to raise awareness of the need for everyone to use water wisely - whatever the weather and wherever the location - to protect this precious and finite resource for generations to come.
Defra have published their strategic policy statement for the water industry for consultation. This document sets out the government’s strategic priorities for Ofwat’s regulation of the water sector in England.