TITLE

Ofwat to review water sector's role in floods

PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Utility Week;11/9/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on an investigation into water and sewerage companies' performance that was announced by the Great Britain Office of Water Services (Ofwat). The water industry's economic regulator stated in an evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into the flooding that a multi-agency response would be required in future, underpinned by cost-benefit analysis. It warned that a response to the floods that focused entirely on upgrading sewers would be expensive, would not stop flooding and would distract firms from sustainable flood management.
ACCESSION #
33124521

 

Related Articles

  • WaterSure claimants up 23 per cent.  // Utility Week;9/21/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 22, p27 

    This article focuses on a report from Ofwat, which revealed that a number of low-income metered households applying to have their bills capped under the WaterSure scheme increased by 23 percent in 2006. Take-up rose from nearly 13,200 to more than 16,200. The number of elderly and disabled...

  • Ofwat opens way for radical restructuring. Wood, Janet // Utility Week;7/20/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 17, p8 

    The article reports that consultation on water competition published by Ofwat raised the possibility of radical changes in the industry's structure. As well as discussing options for improving the current competition regime, Ofwat invited views on whether water and sewerage companies should be...

  • Ofwat's Focus On Value Wins Watchdog Vote. Newton, Paul // Utility Week;4/18/2003, Vol. 19 Issue 16, p6 

    Customer watchdog WaterVoice has praised water regulator Ofwat for its emphasis of the importance of value for money in its approach to the water sector's five-year investment plan. WaterVoice chairman Maurice Terry said 'We were pleased to see Ofwat working with the government and other...

  • Firms can stop water insanity. Tupper, Stephen C; Grealy, Nick // Utility Week;9/21/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 22, p21 

    This article offers insights of executives of several utility companies on issues facing the industry in Great Britain. It is believed that Ofwat has not misinterpreted the principal thrust of the competition provisions of the Water Act 2003. One important part of the BERR consultation on smart...

  • Untitled.  // Utility Week;11/16/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p35 

    The article reports on the plan of Ofwat that it will not make water companies submit methodologies for their Guaranteed Standards of Service (GSS) reports in each June return. Problems with company systems had prompted Ofwat to write to water companies in January 2007 telling them to examine...

  • WaterVoice on PR04. Terry, Maurice // Utility Week;4/18/2003, Vol. 19 Issue 16, p16 

    There are encouraging signs that Ofwat is listening to its customers after publication of its 166-page conclusions paper, setting water and sewerage price limits for 2005-10: framework and approach, which followed the consultation exercise that started in October 2002. Ofwat has declared is...

  • Flood Bill published - in part. Andrews, Annabel // Utility Week;4/24/2009, p13 

    The article focuses on a draft Flood and Water Management Bill proposed in Great Britain. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has proposed in the bill to end the automatic right to connect to the public sewer system, and developers should rather build a sustainable...

  • Companies seek debt relief. Mair, Vibeka // Utility Week;9/21/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 22, p17 

    This article reports that water companies Dee Valley Water and Bristol Water have applied for interim determinations, asking Ofwat if they can increase their prices over the next two years. The companies are claiming that debt and meters have changed the cost and revenue forecasts made by the...

  • Sewer transfer leaves companies in the dark. Colombini, Dan // Utility Week;5/27/2011, Vol. 34 Issue 20, p10 

    The article discusses concerns by water companies in England regarding the October 1, 2011 deadline for the transfer of public sewers and lateral drains. It states that all of these public utilities will become the responsibility of private firms in order to ensure updated maintenance and...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics