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The UK has fallen behind on adapting to climate change and the gap between the level of risk faced and mitigation efforts underway has widened alarmingly, according to a damning report by the Climate Change Committee (CCC).
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Water companies need to double the level of annual investment in wastewater treatment for the next AMP cycle to tackle the contentious issue of managing combined sewer overflows (CSOs), according to the chair of the Environmental Audit Committee.
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Following concerns that water supplies could become contaminated during construction of HS2 lines, £100 million has been invested in new pumps and filters in case chalk dust from tunnelling clogs equipment and risks water quality.
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People struggling with utility bills are three times more likely to pay by credit card than ask for help, research commissioned by Ofwat has shown. The report into financial support suggests many households are unaware of assistance offered by water companies.
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Wessex Water is putting two HGVs on the roads powered by bio-waste from its wastewater treatment plants to close the loop on waste and reduce its emissions as it works towards sector-wide net-zero commitments.
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Water companies need to double the level of annual investment in wastewater treatment for the next AMP cycle to tackle the contentious issue of managing combined sewer overflows (CSOs), according to the chair of the Environmental Audit Committee.
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Consumer organisations tell Utility Week how they want utilities to respond to customers' needs in the next 20 years.
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Customers don't want to wait until 2015 to start paying private sewer costs. Deryck Hall explains why, and sets out what else customers told CCWater about last October's sewer transfer.
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Water companies are reluctant administrators of affordability policy. Karma Ockenden reports the findings of the latest Utility Week senior executive panel survey. Nearly two-thirds of senior executives on Utility Week's high-level panel (see box) have joined the likes of the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) and shadow water minister Gavin Shuker in condemning the government's decision to leave responsibility for dealing with water poverty to water companies.
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The average water bill in England and Wales is expected to rise by 0.5 per cent above inflation to £376 in 2012/13.
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