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Household water bills are set to drop by an average of £2 from April, which after inflation will be the same rate as a decade ago. Bills and reductions vary between companies, but most households will save at a time when more customers across England and Wales are accessing payment support schemes than ever before.
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Ofwat has rejected calls to change its charging rules to let appellant companies implement whatever ruling the CMA determines from April 2021. The updated charges will now not come into place until 2022.
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United Utilities has beefed up its arsenal of leakage detection technology with 24,000 narrowband internet of things devices to locate leaks in real time as part of the company's £30 million plan to cut leakage by 20 per cent by 2025
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Consumer watchdogs have welcomed the CMA's increased spending allowances for projects that were important to consumers but warned its overall stance could set a precedent for other regulated companies and add to the pressure on household finances.
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Ofwat has expressed concern that in its PR19 provisional redeterminations, the CMA has set a rate of return that is lower than that requested by the appellant companies in their business plans. Senior director David Black told Utility Week this goes against the precedent of previous cases. Read his comments and reaction from across the industry.
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The CMA is due to deliver its initial redetermination of the PR19 business plans from Anglian, Bristol, Northumbrian and Yorkshire imminently. Will it side with Ofwat or the companies on customer engagement, returns and resilience? Utility Week gauges the view of an analyst, legal expert and ratings agency.
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Southern Water has a new strategy for tackling leaks in AMP7 that involves a holistic view of reaching ODIs set by Ofwat. Utility Week speaks to water demand manager Phil Tapping about how new technology and better monitoring is already driving performance up and leakage down.
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Ahead of industry league tables on leakage released later this month Utility Week examines the scale of the problem, how Thames got a handle on the issue to exceed its target after missing three in a row, and the promising technologies that are making finding and fixing leaks more effective.
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Portsmouth Water's head of water resources tells Utility Week how the company reached its lowest ever leakage rate with new technologies and a new approach to weather events.
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With droughts predicted to be more frequent, South Staffs' newly-appointed MD Andy Willicott will bring a perspective from Australia, which has battled water shortages for decades. He talks to Utility Week about AMP7, water efficiency and innovation.
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