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New commitments for water companies, Ofwat and the Environment Agency to increase transparency and reduce the reliance on storm overflows have been made in response to Philip Dunne's Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill. Utility Week speaks to the chair of the Environmental Audit Committee.
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Managing water resources to prevent flooding or droughts is a national concern and regional planning groups are bringing together their work to inform the bigger picture. Ruth Williams looks at the work underway to map out needs for the rest of the century.
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Yorkshire has begun using a cloud platform to share data including images and video with multiple team members when dealing with a sewer incident to allow the company to resolve problems more quickly and efficiently.
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As companies across the utilities sector anxiously await the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA)’s final decision on the PR19 appeals, Maxine Frerk looks at how the watchdog operates and asks whether it is still fit for purpose.
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The host of the UK's most popular radio show will be revealing the winners of the prestigious Utility Week Awards at next month's virtual awards.
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Anglian has had approval from Defra to accelerate investment in schemes that will benefit the environment. The company will invest £800 million in natural water treatment, river restoration and enhancing biodiversity in its region
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South West Water is looking for community projects that encourage water efficiency. The company is offering funding for non-profit groups that want to install efficiency schemes such as drought gardens
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Investors have rallied in response to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)’s revised approach to the cost of capital in the PR19 appeals. Infrastructure investment groups warned of long-term repercussions of the CMA’s change of tack, with one suggesting it brought the water sector “perilously close to the edge” of not being attractive to investors. Meanwhile, Ofwat warned the CMA that arguments are “likely to have been from investors that seek to protect their existing valuations” rather than concern for future investment.
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Yorkshire has begun using a cloud platform to share data including images and video with multiple team members when dealing with a sewer incident to allow the company to resolve problems more quickly and efficiently.
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There is widespread recognition across utilities of the need for a single shared priority services register. So what is standing in the way? Adam John asks the experts.
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As companies across the utilities sector anxiously await the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA)’s final decision on the PR19 appeals, Maxine Frerk looks at how the watchdog operates and asks whether it is still fit for purpose.
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United Utilities is offering retailers a payment to fill in and correct data in the non-household market operating system (CMOS) about business premises vacancies.
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The first round of Ofwat's innovation competition kicks off today with the Innovation in Water Challenge, inviting ideas and pitches from within and outside the water sector with a chance to win up £250,000 of development funds.
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Incomplete occupancy data can lead to bills being sent to vacant homes or the wrong person and can lead to regulatory fines if a company exceeds its permitted number of void properties. Utility Week talks to Sagacity about actively managing this data.
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