Taking tap water for granted?
Over the course of the pandemic, we’ve all had to learn to adapt to new ways of living and interacting with one another. I’m sure, like me, you’ve also found yourself becoming much more aware of what is important and essential in our lives. One thing that has remained fundamental to our lives is a constant the supply of fresh water to our homes.
The benefits that water brings to our lives is something we really shouldn’t take for granted. It’s integral to our everyday lives and this has been especially true over the past year – whether it’s been a relaxing cup of tea, extra hand washing or having some fun in the garden with the kids. We at CCW would like to send a huge thank you to all the essential water company workers that have kept the taps flowing throughout the pandemic.
We are extremely lucky across England and Wales to have some of the highest quality tap water in the world. It’s not everywhere that you can turn your tap, and expect safe, drinkable water to come flowing out. Very strict standards apply to drinking water in the UK and each year, almost all the checks carried out by companies pass the many tests that are required. This is something reflected in the latest report from the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI).
Although we currently enjoy high quality tap water, there is no room for complacency, particularly in light of the additional challenges faced due to population growth and climate change. We’re calling on the water industry to ensure investment in water infrastructure is ongoing and that the quality we all expect from our water is maintained.
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UPDATED: Help for business customers impacted by COVID-19 lockdown03/06/2021 15:05:00
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