Written Question on Water Companies: Standards

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Date Title Questioner
8 Feb 2018, 4:44 p.m. Holly Lynch MP (Labour - Halifax) Holly Lynch MP (Labour - Halifax)

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many water companies missed their leakage targets in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

Answer (Dr Thérèse Coffey)

No companies missed their leakage targets for the financial years 2014/15 and 2015/16. Six companies missed their leakage targets in 2016/17. These were:

Water company

Performance commitment (Million litres per day)

Actual performance (Million litres per day)

Bristol Water

47

47.4

Essex and Suffolk Water

66.00

68.08

Portsmouth Water

29.95

30.37

Sutton and East Surrey Water

24.30

24.34

Cambridge Water

13.5

14.32

Thames Water

630

677

The reported level of performance is based on Ofwat’s 2014 Price Review (PR14) methodology.

Leakage figures for all the water companies in England and Wales are available at Discover Water https://discoverwater.co.uk/leaking-pipes.


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