Defra has announced that 97.9% of bathing waters in England met the tough standards for water quality in 2018. 92.4% of beaches achieved the top 'excellent' or 'good' ratings.
At a debate, hosted by Water UK and the New Statesman, Michael Roberts, Water UK Chief Executive, stated that nationalising the water industry in England would potentially cause far greater problems than any it is supposed to solve.
Water UK Chief Executive Michael Roberts has responded to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee report on regulation of the water industry.
Michael Roberts, Water UK Chief Executive, discusses the ambitious new plans put forward in the industry's Manifesto for Water, released 3 September.
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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