What is best: pipe repair or replacement?

Ageing infrastructure in the waterworks sector is the leading cause of global water loss. A World Bank study reported that more than 32 billion...

Working together for the future

The Environment Agency has been looking at the actions that should be taken as part of water company drought plans to preserve water supplies...

Creating a resilient network

Resilience is a key challenge for the industry in preparing for PR19, as United Utilities noted in a report last year – but what...

Ofwat’s pricing methodology could keep water utilities on their toes, says...

Rated water companies across England and Wales may be pressured by aspects of Ofwat’s new pricing methodology, according to the latest report from S&P...

Response to Ofwat’s 2019 Price review (PR19) methodology

On 13 December 2017, the water regulator Ofwat published the methodology for its next five-yearly price review in 2019. For many water companies, these...

European Radio Equipment Directive could have far-reaching implications

The European Commission's new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) supersedes the former Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive and determines that all and any...

What can the water sector learn from competition in other UK...

One of the key questions for all participants in the water sector is what the effects of the introduction of competition on their businesses...

The future market for sludge

There are few exercises more important for water companies and Ofwat than the setting of the price control. In July, we passed a key...

Innovate or inflate

Integrated infrastructure firm AECOM forecasts that water industry inflation will rise at a faster rate than the new Consumer Prices Index that includes owner-occupied...

From micro to macro: Making water measurements meaningful

The water industry is increasingly being driven to deliver more for less by improving the efficiency of its operations, whilst at the same time...

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