Policy & Regulation
NI Water infrastructure ready to ‘burst at seams' - chairman
Northern Ireland Water chairman Dr Len O'Hagan has warned that underfunding during the current regulatory cycle has left the utility facing a "tipping point", saying £2.5 billion will need to be spent to ensure services remain fit for purpose.
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- Public urged to give a wave for water Water company staff are continuing to keep the nation's water running during the current Covid-19 crisis.
- Southern Water starts paying Ofwat rebates As part of the settlement reached with Ofwat last year, Southern Water are reducing wastewater charges to existing customers and making payments to eligible former customers totalling £123 million over five years.
- CMA appeals delayed due to coronavirus uncertainty An extension of six months has been granted to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to allow the government department to redetermine the business plans of four water companies because of coronavirus.
- British Water chief says every day operations key during Covid-19 outbreak The chief executive of British Water has told WWT that water companies' day-to-day operations will remain critical during the coronavirus outbreak and that business continuity is key.
- Southern Water pleads guilty to all EA charges and announces job cuts Southern Water has pleaded guilty to all 51 charges brought by the Environment Agency in relation to a series of incidents at wastewater treatment sites between 2010 - 2015; meanwhile the company will cut jobs to “meet the tough financial challenge” set by Ofwat.