Above average rainfall in spring this year means water supplies across the UK are generally healthy, although demand for water has been extremely high during the heatwave. Companies have increased the amount of water they are treating and putting into the system to meet this increased demand, but to maintain water pressure levels and reduce the possibility of restrictions like hosepipe bans the companies are asking everyone to please use water wisely.
Water companies have confirmed they are taking extra action to fix leaks this summer, and are planning ambitious new leakage targets for the future.
The additional effort being put into tackling leakage was set out in detail at a meeting between several water company chief executives and Environment Secretary Michael Gove MP.
The water sector’s dashboard of information, DiscoverWater.co.uk, has been updated with the latest information from water companies, Ofwat, the Drinking Water Inspectorate, the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Government, DEFRA, and the Consumer Council for Water.
Water UK Chief Executive, Michael Roberts, has responded to CC Water's Water Matters report, released today, Thursday 26th July.
Working4Water explains what the water industry has achieved since it stopped being owned and run by the government in 1989.
It sets out the facts about the many positive improvements the industry has made over the past 30 years – cleaner beaches, healthier rivers, higher quality drinking water and a much more reliable service.
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