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  • 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

  • Water Watchdog responds to United Utilities hosepipe ban

    The Consumer Council for Water has responded to United Utilities’ decision to impose a hosepipe ban that will affect about 7 million consumers in north-west England from early next month. It is the first water company in England and Wales to pursue a temporary usage ban this summer in an effort to alleviate pressure on its water … Continued

  • Water Watchdog shines a light on reducing pollution in the North East

    The efforts made by water companies to safeguard water supplies from pollution will come under the spotlight when the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) meets in Newcastle on Tuesday (June 5).  The Water Watchdog’s board meeting in public at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, will give members of the public the opportunity to hear how water … Continued

  • Water retail market under scrutiny at watchdog’s meeting

    Efforts to help small businesses in Yorkshire better understand the water retail market and its benefits will come under scrutiny when the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) meets in Huddersfield on Thursday (24 May). Just over a year on from the opening of the retail water market in England, the water watchdog’s Northern Committee will … Continued

  • Watchdog welcomes Yorkshire Water’s ambitious commitments

    The Consumer Council for Water has welcomed ambitious plans by Yorkshire Water to significantly improve its performance on a number key services for customers over the next two years. The company has today (Wednesday) announced a package of measures which aim to substantially reduce leakage, sewer flooding and pollution incidents, as well as reducing the … Continued