Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Water firms in the UK given 40% efficiency target

Edie.net: Water companies will be expected to increase water efficiency savings by 40% from 2010 under targets announced by the industry watchdog. Ofwat said the demanding targets to save at least 23m litres of water a day - about one litre per household per day - were a response to "lacklustre performance" by some water suppliers to help customers cut water usage.

The regulator wants the water industry to provide household and business customers with more information on using water wisely, and to dish out more water-saving devices. It said enough water to fill more than 3,300 Olympic swimming pools a year could be saved under the targets, alongside the savings that will be made from leakage targets and increasing water metering.

"Some companies need to do more to help customers cut waste and use water efficiently," Regina Finn, chief executive of Ofwat said. "This is good customer service and helps customers on meters control their bills."…

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