CCW responds to Ofwat’s investigation with suggestion that water companies have failed

The Consumer Council for Water (CCW) has issued a statement on behalf of consumers in England and Wales in response to the latest update on Ofwat’s investigation into the management of wastewater treatment works.

Emma Clancy, Chief Executive of the Consumer Council for Water (CCW), said: “People expect their sewerage company to act responsibly in protecting the environment but this investigation has raised serious questions as to whether some companies have failed to do that. These companies need to act urgently to ensure they are complying with their responsibilities and fix any harm that might have been caused. A legacy of this investigation has to be far greater transparency and higher standards of environmental performance from sewerage companies, which need to rebuild trust with their communities.”

“We want everyone to value water but people need to see compelling evidence that sewerage companies can be trusted to play their part in looking after our water environment.”

SourceCCW

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