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Site last updated on 2 March 2015

The economic regulator of the water and sewerage sectors in England and Wales

Ofwat (The Water Services Regulation Authority) is the economic regulator of the water sector in England and Wales. Our role is to help the sector build trust and confidence with customers, the environment and wider society. Find out more about us.

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Bar chartFuture company performance reporting and assurance

Having information that is easy to understand and navigate provides transparency and helps everyone build trust and confidence in water. One aspect of our role as regulator is to make sure that water companies provide information to enable a wide range of stakeholders to challenge them and to hold them to account. We also need to make sure that the information that water companies publish can be trusted. We have set out our expectations for companies from 2015-16 in IN 15/01: Future company performance reporting and assurance.

UKRNUKRN publishes 'Understanding affordability pressures in essential services'

UKRN are carrying out a project on affordability in water, energy and communications.  'Understanding affordability pressures in essential services' provides an overview of approaches to defining and measuring affordability across the regulated sectors providing essential services and summarises available evidence on affordability and what regulators do to help address affordability issues in these sectors.
UKRN is a network formed by the UK’s economic regulators including Ofwat.

Strategy prezi stillOur new strategy: Trust in water

Read, watch and listen to our new strategy which sets out how we will work with others for the benefit of customers, the environment and wider society in England and Wales both now and in the future.  It explains how we will work with all the different bodies that have an interest in these services and our vision for what we can achieve together. 

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