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Water UK response to the Strategic Policy Statement

Responding to the publication of the Strategic Policy Statement, a Water UK spokesperson said:

“Water companies have long stressed the need for regulation to take a long-term view of the sector and allow increased investment to help address the acute challenges posed by climate change and population growth.

“The Strategic Policy Statement (SPS) largely echoes this sentiment, and we agree on the need to get the basics right as well as the prioritisation of nature-based solutions and the urgent need to eliminate harm from overflows.

“Ofwat must now work with water companies to ensure that the next price review enables the sector to meet government targets by authorising investment in the right schemes such as net zero and improving river water quality.”