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    Water companies to present plans on cutting leakage

    Water company efforts to reduce leakage will be scrutinised when the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) meets in Liverpool on Tuesday (16 July). Across the North of England, leaky pipes cost water companies an average of one and half bathtubs of water per property, per day according to Discover Water. It’s an issue that frustrates … 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

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    Future prices and services must be acceptable to north west 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 United Utilities. Ofwat has shared its initial view on what the water company should be allowed to charge its customers from 2020 to 2025, in return for a five-year package of investment … 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 company finances in the spotlight at watchdog’s meeting

    Members of the public are being invited to hear how water companies in the North West of England are spending their money when the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) meets in Liverpool on Thursday (25th October). Representatives from United Utilities, Yorkshire Water, Northumbrian Water and Hartlepool Water will be joining CCWater in Liverpool to discuss … Continued

  • Watchdog welcomes decision to call off hosepipe ban

    The Consumer Council for Water has welcomed the decision to call off a hosepipe ban in the north west of England – but warned consumers “we’re not out of the woods yet”. Around 7 million people across the region will no longer face restrictions after supplier United Utilities took the decision to pull the plug on … Continued