Water and sewage systems are vital services for both residential and commercial customers. Industry regulator Ofwat recognises the society’s role in shaping the priorities of the water sector, precisely that of the providers delivering such services.
Private water companies set their priorities based on price regulation schemes involving
As the coronavirus crisis continues, water suppliers are airing their concern over the surge of demand for water amid the lockdown. Several water companies have called on consumers to ‘Save Water’ but also not to stop handwashing as per the government’s directive.
Water, one of the most crucial commodities in the world, is facing supply issues across the country as the government continues to impose lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Adding to the increased demand for water is the record-high dry weather across the country with the spring season being
The Water Saving Week has now reached its sixth consecutive year, aiming to inspire the country to save water and get people to act on it. Waterwise, an independent non-profit organizes the Water Saving Week every year. This organisation is the UK’s leading authority on water efficiency.
As the majority of the UK continues to stay-at-home during the Covid-19 induced lockdown, people employed in the water and waste sector continue to do their jobs on the field. Despite the crisis, there has been no significant impact on the supply of water and waste management services in the country. Rebecca Pow, the minister for Recycling & Resources, recently wrote a letter thanking those who continue to ensure that vital services are delivered to the nation.
These are unprecedented times, and the UK is still dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. People are confined to their homes and worried about not just their jobs, but also about the essentials that they need to survive. Water companies have stepped up to the challenge and ensured that consumers will continue to receive uninterrupted water supply.