Mains renewal needed to cut leaks

March 2008
Utility Week;3/21/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 21, p47
Trade Publication
The article reports on the efforts of Southern Water to raise additional fund for mains replacement in its business plan for the 2009 14-price control. The company vowed to repair all leaks to persuade customers to save water in the drought and reduce such problem to 10%. Southern Water said that the firm is collaborating with the British Office of Water Services (Ofwat) on new ways of assessing sustainable levels of leakage.


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