PN 07/13 Ofwat welcomes choice for customers

27 June 2013

The Government has today published the Water Bill. Welcoming the publication of the Water Bill Regina Finn, Ofwat’s chief executive, said:

“We welcome the introduction of the Water Bill to Parliament. The measures that Government is proposing are good news for customers, the environment and the economy. And we are changing the way we regulate to complement and support the Bill. Together, our changes and the Bill will boost the UK economy by over £3 billion.

“The Bill will mean better services for customers, more efficient use of water resources and greater resilience in the face of drought and population growth.”

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Notes to editors:

  1. Ofwat (The Water Services Regulation Authority) is the economic regulator of water and sewerage companies in England and Wales. It exercises its powers in a way that it judges will protect the interests of consumers, promote value and safeguard future water and sewerage services by allowing efficient companies to carry out their functions properly, and finance them.
  2. Media enquiries to Ofwat Press Office on:
    Benedict Fisher 0121 644 7642 / [email protected]
    Harbinder Babra 0121 644 7616 / [email protected]
    Simon Markall on 0121 644 7696 / [email protected]