The Environment Agency, water companies and various organisations all say that we shouldn't see any water restrictions in 2007. Their language on this topic varies - "There's a very small chance", "...extremely unlikely", "...risk of widespread water supply restrictions this summer is low" - seems to be the order of the day. Of course, no organisation will categorically state there won't be a ban, but they seem pretty confident. Or do they? [read more...]
Ofwat has amended South East Water's Conditions of Appointment to allow it to replace Mid Kent Water as the water service provider for nearly 250,000 customers in the Kent area.
This will give effect to the merger of South East Water and Mid Kent Water, which was cleared by the Competition Commission in May, and ensure that customers' interests continue to be protected. [read more...]