Press Releases

  • CCW bids to end water customers’ frustration over billing complaints

    Tackling the root causes of complaints about bills and debt could help transform consumers’ views of the water industry, according to a new report. CCW – the voice for water consumers – is launching a fresh bid to help the industry get to grips with billing complaints, which continue to cause enormous frustration for thousands … Continued

  • Time for households to supercharge savings as water bills are slashed

    Average water and sewerage bill in England and Wales set to fall by £17 to £397 in April Northumbrian, Southern and Wessex customers set for biggest reductions CCW says many households can ‘supercharge’ savings by switching to a meter Marks the start of new 5-year package of lower bills and increased investment Only 6 in … Continued

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    Customers given chance to quiz water companies on future spending and bills

    Customers can discover how water companies plan to improve services while also cutting bills over the next five years, when the Consumer Council for Water (CCW) meets in Sheffield on Monday (27 January). Representatives from Northumbrian Water, United Utilities, Yorkshire Water and Hartlepool Water will set out how they intend to deliver improvements in a … Continued

  • Retail Market Performance for quarter 2 2019-20.
    Retailers urged to sustain fall in complaints to watchdog

    Complaints about retailers received by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) fell for a second successive quarter to raise hopes of a sustained improvement. The water watchdog received 835 complaints from business customers between 1 July and the end of September 2019 – the lowest number it has handled in a single quarter since the … Continued

  • Baked turkey or chicken. The Christmas table is served with a turkey, decorated with bright tinsel and candles. Fried chicken, table. Christmas dinner. Flat lay. Top view
    Don’t pay the price for feeding a fatberg this Christmas

    Pouring turkey fat and other festive leftovers down the plughole could leave households forking out a small fortune this Christmas. That’s according to the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) which says about a fifth of us still confess to putting fat, oil and grease from cooking down the sink – increasing the likelihood of a … Continued