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The cost to plug the "water poverty gap" could be up to £720 million, according to a report commissioned by Water UK. It shows the number of people living in water poverty in England and Wales is greater than previously calculated as of 2019/20, with more than 4 million households struggling to pay their bills.
Despite Ofwat's push to lower water bills, millions of households still find them unaffordable. The sector has committed to make worrying about bills a thing of the past and is taking the first step towards that with a common metric for calculating water poverty. Utility Week explores what is involved

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