July 26, 2019

The Environment Agency has reported a 14% increase year on year in the number of significant pollution incidents, to 493 in the 2018-19 financial year with water company incidents rising to 69 from 58...

July 26, 2019

Credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, has forecast that Ofwat’s draft price review determinations were “likely” to  undermine the credit quality in the sector. The agency’s warning came as it downgrade...

July 21, 2019

Thames Water has unveiled the first two of 100 drinking water refill points to be rolled out across London, in partnership with the Mayor’s office.

The two fountains in Ealing will be joined by others...

July 21, 2019

PUBLISHED LAST WEEK AS A SPECIAL BULLETIN FOR SUBSCRIBERS 

Here is a quick summary of Ofwat's PR19 draft determinations for slow track and significant scrutiny water companies. For a fuller briefing, s...

July 21, 2019

In a speech last Tuesday, environment secretary, Michael Gove, pledged to boost Ofwat’s powers via the Environment Bill. He said: “We will legislate to strengthen Ofwat’s powers to update water compan...

July 21, 2019

Defra last week published its long-awaited consultation on measures that might be taken to reduce personal water use, together with a call for evidence to gather data and information on what an “achie...

July 21, 2019

Delayed and blocked planning applications due to sustainable drainage system (SuDS) design are twice as likely in England compared to Wales according to a recent report by the Institution of Civil Eng...

July 21, 2019

Risk arising from water quality incidents soared by more than 300% in England during 2018 while in Wales it fell 42% according to the latest Drinking Water Inspectorate’s  (DWI’s) reports from the chi...

July 21, 2019

Profit before tax at SES Water was down 8% for the year to 30 March 2019  to £9.7m after a one-off £2m profit from the sale of its business retail operation to an associated concern in the previous ye...

July 21, 2019

Yorkshire Water has appointed Liz Barber as chief executive. She will take up her new post from 12 September when the current chief, Richard Flint, retires after 27 years with the company, nine as chi...

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