Ofwat to review water sector's role in floods

November 2007
Utility Week;11/9/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p15
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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.


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