Milestone Leakage Routemap to revolutionise the reduction of leakage from pipes

Milestone Leakage Routemap to revolutionise the reduction of leakage from pipes

  • Routemap to be launched at 22nd Annual Leakage Conference in Birmingham
  • It outlines how water companies will triple leakage reduction by 2030 and halve leakage by 2050
  • Leakage across the network at lowest levels since records began following significant investment and innovation by industry
  • Further progress – alongside new water transfers, reservoirs, and water efficiency – essential for avoiding drought mid-century and reducing abstraction from rivers
  • Water companies are also calling on Government and regulators to support more replacement of old pipes, to match European replacement rates

Water companies in England have today published a landmark report which sets out how they plan to significantly reduce leakage by 2050.

The ambitious Leakage Routemap 2050 provides a framework for companies to meet their commitment to triple the rate of leakage reduction by 2030 and halve leakage by 2050. The 2030 target was set out in the 2019 Public Interest Commitment while the 2050 pledge has been endorsed by the National Infrastructure Committee.

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