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...]
Sutton & East Surrey Water yesterday announced annual profits increased from £5.3 million to £6.4 million. The company is owned by Deutsche Bank and currently has an order for non-essential water use in place. This profit increase follows an average bill rise of 16% since April.