Michael Roberts, Water UK Chief Executive, discusses the ambitious new plans put forward in the industry's Manifesto for Water, released 3 September.
Water UK Chief Executive, Michael Roberts, has responded to Jeremy Corbyn's comments about the privatised water industry.
The water industry in England has set out an ambitious new vision for the 2020s with the publication today (Monday 3 September 2018) of a Manifesto for Water. It reveals plans for a major investment programme in services, a significant cut in leakage, an overall real-term reduction in bills, and a big increase in help for people who struggle to pay. It also includes a new programme for helping the environment which will see 8000 km of rivers cleaned and improved.
The water sector’s dashboard of information, DiscoverWater.co.uk, has been updated with the latest information from water companies, Ofwat, the Drinking Water Inspectorate, the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Government, DEFRA, and the Consumer Council for Water.
Working4Water explains what the water industry has achieved since it stopped being owned and run by the government in 1989.
It sets out the facts about the many positive improvements the industry has made over the past 30 years – cleaner beaches, healthier rivers, higher quality drinking water and a much more reliable service.
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