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Water industry

Material concerned with policies on water supply, regulation and sponsorship of the water industry, and water charging, is indexed here.

Draft Waste Water National Policy Statement

16 November 2010 - the draft Waste Water National Policy Statement (WW NPS) has been issued for public and parliamentary consultation. Read the consultation document, FAQs and annexes...

Water White Paper

The development of a Water White Paper was announced on 9 September 2010; it will be published by early summer 2011. It will focus on the future challenges facing the water industry around maintaining water supplies, keeping bills affordable and reducing regulation.

Review of Ofwat

A Review of Ofwat, announced on 26 August 2010, will ensure it is fit for future challenges; it will examine how the industry regulator works, whether it offers good value for money and if it is delivering what the Government and customers expect.

Review of Charging and Metering for Water and Sewerage Services

The Independent Review of Charging for Household Water and Sewerage Services, led by Anna Walker, published its final report in December 2009

Review of Competition and Innovation in Water Markets

The Independent Review of Competition and Innovation in Water Markets, led by Professor Martin Cave, published its final report in April 2009

Ofwat periodic price review

This sets price limits for water and sewerage companies in England and Wales for the five years from April 2010. Ofwat published its final determinations in November 2009:

Water metering and charging

Regulation and sponsorship of the water industry

Water supply and affordability

External sites

Page last modified: 16 November 2010