Sustainability vital to review, says Water UK

October 2007
Utility Week;10/26/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p44
Trade Publication
The article reports on the statement made by Water UK economic regulation adviser Janet Wright on the Office of Water Services's (Ofwat) consultation on setting price limits for 2010-2015. Wrights said that the water industry needs a framework of incentives to deliver the right solutions, although sustainability is addressed in the cost-benefit analysis proposed by Ofwat.


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