Press Releases

  • Regulator may need to step in to tackle poor water market performers

    Regulatory action may be needed to tackle the root causes of rising complaints from business customers about their water and sewerage services, the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) has warned. The Water Watchdog says poor performing retailers and wholesalers may need to face tougher sanctions after experiencing another increase in complaints from disgruntled businesses and … Continued

  • Public meeting to hear about the future of water bills and services

    The future of water bills for customers in the North East and other areas of Northern England will come under the spotlight when the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) meets in Durham on Monday, 13 May. The Water Watchdog will be joined by representatives from Northumbrian Water, United Utilities, Yorkshire Water and Hartlepool Water to … Continued

  • Water watchdog calls on all companies to adopt compensation changes

    The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) has applauded seven water companies for boosting compensation for people that are left without running water – and called on the rest of the industry to follow suit. These companies will now automatically pay out more money to households who suffer disruption to their supply for 12 hours or … Continued

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    Future prices and services must be acceptable to water customers

    The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) has responded to today’s announcement by the regulator Ofwat over its draft price and service plans for three water companies. Ofwat has shared its initial view on what Severn Trent, United Utilities and South West Water should be allowed to charge their customers from 2020 to 2025, in return … Continued

  • Water Watchdog meeting examines efforts to reduce water debt

    Efforts to turn the tide of unpaid water bills among tenants in Wales will top the agenda when the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) meets in Wrexham next Friday (29 March). Representatives from Hafren Dyfrdwy and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water will be on hand to discuss the impact of Non-Owner Occupier regulations. These were rolled … Continued

  • Switching to a meter could pull the plug on rising water bills

    Switching to a water meter could help thousands of households pull the plug on rising water bills and prevent next month’s increase from making an April fool of their finances. The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) says opting for a meter is just one of the ways consumers can dilute the impact of an £8 … Continued