Consumer Council for Water
Water companies set out plans to withstand risks to supplies
Efforts to safeguard water supplies from the risk of more frequent droughts and other challenges will be discussed when water companies meet in London on Tuesday (19 March).
The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) is bringing together companies from across the South East of England to explain what action they are taking to ensure their customers’ taps do not run dry. The meeting will be open to the public.
No other part of the country is more at risk of demand outstripping supply than the ‘water-stressed’ south east, as climate change and population growth continue to increase the pressure on resources.
Attendees will hear from Southern Water and other organisations about the scale of the challenge and how they are spearheading efforts to make sure taps keep running long into the future.
Sir Tony Redmond, London and South East Chair for CCWater, yesterday said:
“There is no greater challenge facing water companies in our region than sustaining a reliable supply of tap water, which is something we can easily take for granted.”
“As our climate changes and we experience more hot summers, like the one we witnessed last year, using water wisely needs to become a way of life for us all.”
Affinity Water and Thames Water will also shed light on the challenges and lessons they have learned, so far, from the roll out of compulsory metering. Moving customers onto water meters is one of the measures being used to help reduce demand on supplies in the water-stressed south east.
The meeting will get underway at 1pm in William Goodenough House, Goodenough College in London. To register your interest please email email@example.com
Latest News from
Consumer Council for Water
STATEMENT: Water watchdog appalled by Southern Water failures25/06/2019 14:37:00
The Consumer Council for Water has responded to today’s announcement by regulator Ofwat that Southern Water will pay £126 million to its customers, following serious failures in how it operated its sewerage treatment sites and for deliberately misreporting its performance.
Light appointed new water watchdog Chair17/06/2019 12:20:00
Ensuring water consumers’ views shape the decisions of water companies, regulators and policy makers and building a more resilient water sector that reflects people’s growing concern for the environment will be among the most pressing priorities for the new chair of the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater).
New report echoes CCWater concerns on regulatory over-generosity31/05/2019 15:20:00
The Consumer Council for Water has responded to a new report by Citizens Advice which has found that regulators have allowed water, energy, broadband and telephone networks to overcharge customers by £24.1 billion over the past 15 years.
Businesses given chance to quiz water bosses29/05/2019 12:20:00
Businesses in the Midlands that are unhappy with their water or sewerage services can quiz industry bosses when the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) meets in Birmingham on Tuesday (4th June).
A blooming great garden without the need to splash out24/05/2019 14:20:00
The Chelsea flower show has certainly given us garden envy this week and we hope it has inspired you to think about getting out and about in the garden too. With an extra-long weekend for many of us just ahead thanks to the Bank Holiday, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about getting your garden summer ready.
Regulator may need to step in to tackle poor water market performers16/05/2019 15:20:00
Regulatory action may be needed to tackle the root causes of rising complaints from business customers about their water and sewerage services, the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) has warned.
Public meeting to hear about the future of water bills and services09/05/2019 09:20:00
The future of water bills for customers in the North East and other areas of Northern England will come under the spotlight when the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) meets in Durham on Monday, 13 May.
Water market hampered by falling satisfaction and low awareness26/04/2019 15:15:00
Falling satisfaction levels and a wave of billing complaints must not be allowed to dampen business customers’ enthusiasm to shop around for a better water deal, a new report has warned.