Water firms up their services to developers over the past year

Water companies have improved their performance in services to developers to just short of 100% across a range of targets according to Water UK.

Since Water UK's first annual report on developer services in 2015 the industry has increased its achieved targets tally for water supply from 89% in July last year to 98% this year and from 94% to 99% for sewerage services. Chief executive of Water UK, Michael Roberts (pictured), said: "The latest results on developer services are promising. Water companies continue to be committed to working hard to improve their performance."

Water UK said the quality of the data in the report was improved and now enabled "anyone to analyse the data and compare individual companies' performance".

Further changes to the reporting system are planned in response to comments from a range of stakeholders said Water UK..