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The water industry has come a long way since privatisation

Press release
Government
25 September 2017
Boy drinking water

Responding to Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell’s speech at the Labour Party Conference, Water UK Chief Executive Michael Roberts said:

"The water industry has come a long way since privatisation and now has an excellent record on water quality, investment and customer service - something it didn't have when English water services were run by the government.

"Taking the water industry back to the 1970s is not what customers need, and threatens to see the return of the industry being starved of funds by a cash-strapped government."