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The number of discharges from combined sewer overflows into rivers and seas rose 87.6% in 2020/21 according to a report by Surfers Against Sewage, the group which has called for an end of CSOs by 2030. Its report showed discharges occurring outside of extreme weather events and at bathing sites designated 'excellent'.
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David Black spoke at the MOSL CEO forum asking participants in the non-household market to help accelerate reforms of the market performance framework that was identified as a friction point between participants after the market opened in 2017. Black praised progress on improving innovation in the sector but said more is still needed to deliver benefits for customers and the environment.
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A coordinated smart meter rollout could deliver £4.4 billion of societal, environmental benefits against a cost of £2.5 billion, a study by Frontier Economics has found. The benefits would include lower water consumption, improved network management, customer-side leakage detection and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
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Although water companies risk bearing the brunt of public anger over sewage spills, the government has shown little appetite for allowing them the level of investment needed to tackle the issue effectively, Utility Week has been told. Ministers must now “take off the shackles” following the passage of the long-awaited Environment Act.
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Ofwat has said a cultural shift will be needed from water companies in order to move away from producing five-year business plans in isolation. The regulator wrote to businesses setting out expectations for "minimum requirements" on long-term strategies.
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The Water Bill poses as many questions as it answers, say Andrew Hockley and James Marshall
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Jerry Bryan has been taking on the establishment ever since Albion Water got its first inset in 1999. He talks to Megan Darby about fighting to keep upstream competition on the political agenda
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Water firms are increasingly choosing proactive forecasting from the Met Office in place of post-weather event analysis. Julian Menadue writes
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The show must go on, whatever the weather. Justin Pugsley finds preparation, rapid response and insurance the vital ingredients for utility resilience through winter weather
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Clive Mottram looks at the new licence options on offer in the draft Water Bill and asks, will they drive an active, competitive market?
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