Britain's water infrastructure scores highly in global survey
Britain's water supply and sewerage infrastructure is rated higher than all other sectors apart from airports, according to a new global survey.
The latest Global Infrastructure Index survey, conducted by Ipsos MORI in partnership with the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA), found 65 per cent judged Britain’s water and sewerage infrastructure to be very good or fairly good, which is far higher than other areas such as the local road network (42 per cent), energy generation (39 per cent) or rail (33 per cent).
Britain’s water and sewerage infrastructure was also judged to be better than the global (52 per cent) and G8 (57 per cent) average ratings for the sector.
The Global Infrastructure Index survey reflects the views of nearly 20,000 people in 29 countries across the world. The survey collected ratings of 10 infrastructure sectors, with airports plus water supply and sewerage in Britain performing particularly strongly.
Water UK chief executive Michael Roberts said: "It’s no coincidence that our water and sewerage infrastructure is rated so highly, given that water companies have invested £150 billion on improvements to the industry since privatisation.
"The plans that companies have put forward for 2020 to 2025 propose an extra £50 billion of investment, which will see infrastructure improved even further as we address the big challenges of the future, such as the pressures caused by climate change and population growth."
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