Water Watchdog Welcomes Yorkshire Water Announcement

The Consumer Council for Water has warmly welcomed Yorkshire Water’s announcement that it plans to reinvest an £123 million of its profits.

The water watchdog has been pressing water companies to share their financial success with consumers and is pleased at the positive way Yorkshire Water has responded.

The company has pledged £114 million to benefit customers through schemes including reducing supply interruptions, replacing mains and upgrading sewage treatment works. An additional £9million has also been set aside to protect the health and safety of its staff.

Andrea Cook, Northern Chair of the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater), said: “This is good news for Yorkshire Water customers. We particularly welcome the investment in improving the water network, the drive to bring down leakage and the individual projects which will benefit local areas.”