Breaking the bank?

September 2008
Utility Week;9/12/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 17, p10
Trade Publication
The article looks at the spending plans submitted by water companies to the British Office of Water Services (Ofwat). In August 2008, all water companies in the region submitted to Ofwat their draft business plans for the five years from April 2010 to 2014. For the ten large water and wastewater companies, the proposed capex adds up to more than £25billion, of which more than half is accounted for by just three companies. Significant investments to deal with long-term supply issues are also proposed, although this varies widely between companies.


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