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Third of businesses blame UK drought on leakage

Water companies have once again come under fire from businesses, which believe that failure to take adequate action on leakage has contributed to UK drought, an edie poll has revealed.

Trade union blames UK drought situation on reservoir closure

UK water supplier Thames Water has come under fire from trade union GMB for closing more than 20 reservoirs, which it argues is responsible for making drought in the south east worse.

Water companies consider water trading proposals

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UK's fourth busiest airport slashes water use by a third

London Stansted Airport (LAE) has reduced its water consumption by nearly 33% in just 12 months - saving about 205m litres of water across its site.

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In light of today's (March 12) announcement that water restrictions are set to come into force next month, edie asks water intensive industry how it will be affected.

Spelman calls emergency drought summit

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