OFWAT gets tough on leakage

Article Date: 16th November 2017

Ofwat has signalled a new crack-down on leakage - the water sector regulator is challenging water companies to save up to 170 billion litres of water a year by targeting leaks.

leaking water pipeThe drive to cut down on water lost through leaking pipes could save enough water to meet the needs of everyone in the cities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Cardiff combined (3.1 million).

Ofwat is currently consulting on the challenge, which is is being proposed as part of the measures for water companies to hit in the next price review period covering 2020-25.

While water companies have made real efforts in recent years to cut down on leaks, Ofwat is encouraging all to go much further and set ambitious commitments with their customers. To achieve these commitments, companies will need to find new ways of detecting and reducing leaks and must ensure that their infrastructure is kept up to scratch.

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This was posted by future water association in Industry News

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