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  • Water Watchdog meets in Exeter

    The Consumer Council for Water Western is inviting members of the public to its next meeting in Exeter on Thursday 23 September where the committee will be asking local water companies how they plan to promote special services for vulnerable customers. Charles Howeson, Chair of the Consumer Council for Water Western, said: “All water companies … Continued

  • Heading back to school? Don’t forget the tap!

    The Consumer Council for Water is reminding mums and dads that back to school season means more than just new school uniforms, pencil cases and rucksacks. Readying children for school also means ensuring they get enough to drink, and staying topped up with water from the tap helps avoid high sugar drinks and won’t break … Continued

  • Water Watchdog questions companies on resources

    The Consumer Council for Water will be looking at how water companies plan to manage water resources when it meets at the National Railway Museum in York on 23 September. Andrea Cook, Chair of the Consumer Council for Water’s Northern Committee, said: “Consumers tell us that a safe and reliable water supply is one of … Continued

  • Water Watchdog welcomes Thames Water’s ‘Super Sewer’ consultation

    The Consumer Council for Water today (13 September 2010) welcomed Thames Water’s decision to open up for public consultation its plans for reducing the amount of sewage spilled into the River Thames. The Consumer Council for Water has in the past repeatedly voiced concerns over the costs, benefits and affordability for customers of this so-called … Continued

  • Taking care of the water in your home.

    The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) has recently reported that water quality in England and Wales remains at a very high standard, with 99.95 per cent of tests carried out in 2009 meeting very strict criteria. But the Consumer Council for Water wants to remind consumers of the steps they can take to ensure the quality … Continued

  • Bristol Water customers will be very disappointed with decision on prices

    The Consumer Council for Water today (4 August 2010) warned that the Competition Commission’s final decision on how much Bristol Water can charge its customers until 2015 is well above what many customers will be willing to accept. The Competition Commission has said that Bristol Water will be able to raise prices by 15 per … Continued