TITLE

Defra spells out service company vision

AUTHOR(S)
Wood, Janet
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Utility Week;2/15/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 16, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on Future Water, the long-awaited water strategy published by the Great Britain Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The Defra report acknowledged that vertically integrated water companies had been supported by successive governments, but it signalled possible changes to that structure. The agency also promised to carry out its own independent review of water competition, examining contestability in all aspects of the supply chain.
ACCESSION #
31145488

 

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