Ofwat orders £50 reduction in water bills for consumers

Water companies must also invest an additional £6m each day between 2020 and 2025 to improve the environment and services for customers

Ofwat launches review after Beast from the East disrupts water supplies

The regulator will examine if water companies planned ahead sufficiently in the run up to the recent severe weather conditions

Competition watchdog approves new Wave of water retailer

The joint venture between Anglian Water and Northumbrian Water for non-household retail services has been approved. The two companies proposed to transfer their non-household retail water and sewerage businesses to form a 50/50 joint venture ‘Wave’. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation and cleared the merger, suggesting there is “sufficient competition remaining with respect […]

Want to save £100? Trial a water meter!

Hundreds of thousands of householders could be missing out on lower water bills because they’re unaware they can trial a water meter. According to a new survey by Consumer Council for Water (CCWater), only one in four customers in England and Wales, who pay fixed charges, know they can trial a meter for up to […]

Water pollution incidents up for first time since 2012

The total number of pollution incidents such as sewage spills increased for the first time last year since 2012. According to the Environment Agency (EA), the majority of the UK’s water companies achieved close to or exceeded targets set to improve water quality, however, pollution incidents rose by 160 to 1,902 last year. The most […]