WFD cost estimates rise again

Wood, Janet; Andrews, Annabel
May 2008
Utility Week;5/30/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p39
Trade Publication
The article reveals that British government figures put the cost of implementing the Water Framework Directive at up to ten times higher than was estimated five years ago, according to industry body Water UK. Water UK made the accusation in its response to a consultation on river basin planning by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Water UK said aggregated costs would be £38 billion for phased introduction of the directive, or £103 billion if it was implemented immediately.


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