The Environment Agency, water companies and various organisations all say that we shouldn't see any water restrictions in 2007. Their language on this topic varies - "There's a very small chance", "...extremely unlikely", "...risk of widespread water supply restrictions this summer is low" - seems to be the order of the day. Of course, no organisation will categorically state there won't be a ban, but they seem pretty confident. Or do they? [read more...]
To protect essential water and sewerage services for consumers and safeguard the future of those services, bills in England and Wales will rise by a little more than inflation this year.
The average increase, which will vary from company to company, is 1.5% plus inflation at 4.3%. This means that the average household water and sewerage bill will rise by around £18 to £330 a year. [read more...]