Better procurement has cut costs

September 2008
Utility Week;9/12/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 17, p37
Trade Publication
The article reveals that the cost of laying new mains has dropped by 10 percent in real terms over the past five years, according to British Office of Water Services' (Ofwat) "Cost Base Feedback" report. Sewer laying costs have also fallen by five percent and sewer rehabilitation by 10 percent. The reductions are due to the competitive market and better procurement methods, rather than lower material or labour costs, according to the report. Some companies were asked to resubmit their costs.


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