Legislation and regulation
The UK water sector needs an effective and proportionate legislative framework to deliver excellent and affordable services.
The water sector works under legislation and standards set by UK governments and regulators, the European Union and even global organisations like the World Health Organisation.
The key areas of legislation and regulation for water companies concern water quality, the environment, prices and public health.
The UK water sector works under a rapidly-changing environment, with a range of pressures including adapting to climate change, demographic change and population growth and social and economic pressures on customers. However, it is essential that the sector has an effective and proportionate legislative framework to deliver excellent and affordable services.