Responding to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee report on regulation of the water industry, Water UK Chief Executive Michael Roberts said:
“The EFRA Committee’s recommendations highlight the impact of climate change and a growing population on managing water resources – challenges which water companies are working hard to address.
“Leakage is a big priority for the industry. But we also know there is more to do, which is why water companies have proposed the most ambitious leakage reduction programme in 20 years and are looking ahead to even further long term reductions.
“The Committee rightly highlights that we all need to use water wisely. Continued roll out of metering is an important tool for managing demand, but how and when it is done needs to be handled carefully as part of a wider approach reflecting the needs of different customers.”
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