Environment Minister Lord Rooker cheered up the House of Lords yesterday when he informed the Noble Lords that the winter had produced "the right kind of rain", adding that "it filled the aquifers and the reservoirs". It was he said the wettest winter on record since 1914 and stated "As a result, most reservoir and groundwater levels are normal for the time of year. Consequently, the outlook for water supply is much improved on recent years." [read more...]
Water companies are continuing to invest to deliver environmental and water quality improvement, according to a report published by Ofwat today.
The Financial performance and expenditure of the water companies in England and Wales 2006-07 report provides a comparison between the industry's actual performance over the last financial year and Ofwat's expectations of when the price limits were set in 2004. [read more...]