Press Releases

  • Drop in water complaints but still work to be done.

    The Consumer Council for Water revealed today (Tuesday 21 September) that complaints to water companies in England and Wales reduced by nearly 17 per cent last year, extending the trend of declining complaints to the industry, and bringing complaint numbers down by nearly a third in the last two years. In the past, the water … Continued

  • Water Watchdog meets in London

    The Consumer Council for Water London and South East Committee will be meeting on Wednesday 22 September to question local water companies about the quality of their customer service and the number of complaints each has received over the past financial year. David Bland, Chair of the Consumer Council for Water London and South East, … Continued

  • 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