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Water Weekly

Issue 81

This week, we look at Ofwat’s and the four water companies’ responses to the Competition and Markets Authority’s provisional findings for the PR19 appeals. Ofwat said the CMA’s package of proposals threatens to undermine its ability to regulate in customers’ interests, while the water companies said the provisional findings are still extremely challenging. Citizens Advice warned the provisional findings could set a “dangerous precedent” for energy networks to appeal against Ofgem’s RIIO-2 price control.

Anglian Water and Northumbrian Water Group both explained the extent to which they have stepped up financial support for customers struggling during the COVID-19 crisis.

Arla Foods has applied for water licence and sewerage licences with retail authorisations, limited to self-supply.

Welsh Water, Severn Trent, South Staffs Water and United Utilities partnered to launch Water Resources West – a cross-sector plan to ensure sustainable and resilient water supplies for the future.

United Utilities will install 24,000 narrow band Internet of Things acoustic devices to track leakage from the network, as part of an ongoing £30mn roll out – the largest of its kind in the world.

Also in this report, we include our latest Water Consultations Register.

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