July 27, 2019

The licences of all 17 regulated water companies now contain a new condition to enshrine Ofwat's Board leadership, transparency and governance objectives.

The regulator amended licences on 22 July...

July 27, 2019

Thames Water and Affinity Water missed their leakage targets last year. The data was made available by Water UK, which last week updated the www.discoverwater.co.ukinformation site with 2018/19 figure...

July 27, 2019

DEFRA has confirmed it will override objections from most water companies and give Ofwat Ofgem-style powers to modify licences.

In its response last week to responses to its January 2019 consultation I...

July 27, 2019

Ofwat has clamped down on intercompany loans at water companies with new draft guidance. 

The guidance, open for comment until 3 September, makes it plain that Ofwat will only consider derogations from...

July 27, 2019

Ofwat has given notice that it intends to issue a final warning to south west based new entrant retailer Tor Water to comply with its market obligations.

The regulator last week said it will issue a Fi...

July 27, 2019

Southern Water has appointed Keith Lough as chairman.

Lough's (pictured) current non-executive positions include Rockhopper Exploration, Cairn Energy and Hunting. He has been a non-executive director o...

July 27, 2019

Southern Water has applied for a drought permit and warned customers of the likelihood of its need to impose temporary use bans (hosepipe bans).

The company it was seeking to continue abstracting water...

July 27, 2019

Business Stream has reported wins of more than £250 million in new contracts since the English retail water market opened in April 2017 and it has confirmed its acquisition of Yorkshire Water Business...

July 26, 2019

Prime minister, Boris Johnson, has appointed backbencher, Theresa Villiers, as the new environment secretary. 

Former transport minister and Northern Ireland secretary, Villiers (pictured), succeeds Mi...