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  • Flushed with ways to love your loo this on World Toilet Day

    We all use it several times a day in the UK but most of us probably never give the humble toilet a second thought. And yet for the majority of people on earth a clean, flushing toilet remains a luxury that cannot be taken for granted. This Sunday (19th November) is World Toilet Day, an … Continued

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    Financial help for water customers mustn’t run dry

    Making sure that bills are affordable for low-income and financially vulnerable customers is still a key challenge for the water industry. Our Senior Policy Manager Andy White asks whether it’s time for the regulator Ofwat and the water sector as a whole to be more ambitious in tackling the issue. CCWater’s latest research on customer … Continued

  • Water companies come under watchdog’s microscope

    The quality of drinking water and customer complaints in central and eastern England will come under close examination at the Consumer Council for Water’s (CCWater) meeting in public in Birmingham this Thursday (9 November). At the meeting, the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) will present its annual report and representatives from the region’s water companies will … Continued

  • Watchdog working with retailers to address root causes of complaints

    Retailers operating in the new water market are working closely with the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) to tackle the root causes of a rise in complaints from businesses to the watchdog. CCWater received 559 complaints from non-household customers during the second quarter of the year – around three times as many as the same … Continued

  • Five ways to better customer service

    Ofwat wants to change how water companies are encouraged to give their customers a better service. But do the industry regulator’s proposals go far enough? Our policy manager Gemma Domican shares five ways to make them stronger. What’s the best way to make sure your water company is providing you with an excellent service? At … Continued