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Green investment plans must have customer backing

The road to recovery from Covid-19 is going to be a long and hard one but we believe water companies can play a vital role in helping us to overcome the economic and social challenges we now face.

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The road to recovery from Covid-19 is going to be a long and hard one but we believe water companies can play a vital role in helping us to overcome the economic and social challenges we now face.

That’s why back in July we joined the UK Government and other regulators in supporting a joint letter to the industry in England inviting it to table plans that can help the environment to emerge stronger for current and future generations.

Over the past four months some companies have risen to the challenge and drafted proposals which would see an acceleration of investment in improving the outlook for consumers and the environment that people treasure.

We – along with our partners – yesterday wrote to companies in England again outlining the next steps towards assessing and implementing these proposals so the industry can be at the forefront of breathing new life into the environment and economy in the difficult months that lie ahead.

Steve Hobbs, Senior Policy Manager at CCW, yesterday said:

“Water companies should be at the forefront of protecting the health of our environment through fast-tracking their investment plans but it’s also vital their proposals have the backing of customers. It’s bill-payers’ money that will ultimately fund this green investment so companies need to evidence their plans will deliver benefits customers support at a price they can afford.”

You can read the joint letter below:

 

Channel website: https://www.ccwater.org.uk/

Original article link: https://www.ccwater.org.uk/blog/2020/11/26/letter-to-water-companies-on-green-recovery/

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