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New guidelines published to improve risk governance in water sector

New guidelines to help water companies in the international water sector better manage and implement effective risk governance have been published this week.

The cost of cold water could rise from the current €2 per cu m in Ireland to €8

Water bills could quadruple for Irish businesses

The price of water would quadruple in Ireland if European trends are applied, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and it is therefore crucial that businesses tackle water efficiency.

Severn Trent Costain md Wayne Earp (left) and commercial director Rob Flinn

Severn Trent partners with Costain to target industrial water users

The joint venture between the water company and the engineering firm will form what it hopes will be a one-stop shop for high volume water users.

Minister Fergus O'Dowd of the Department of the Environment speaking at Water Ireland

Minister: Irish Water 'will not be privatised'

The evolving national water utility in the Republic of Ireland will not be a private enterprise, minister Fergus O'Dowd of the Department of the Environment has told a water industry gathering.

Businesses in Northern Ireland face higher water bills

Water bills are set to increase for businesses in Northern Ireland from April 1 2012, NI Water has announced - saying the charges are "unavoidable".

UPDATED: edie poll proves businesses divided over water pricing

Businesses are divided over plans by Ofwat to increase water bills, with an edie poll suggesting a near even spilt between those in favour and those against the increase.

The average household will pay £376 per year for their water from April 1 this year

Water prices to rise from April

Water industry regulator Ofwat has this morning announced that the average household water bill is to rise by 5.7% in 2012-13, adding about £20 to annual bills.

Scottish Water freezes charges for 2012/13

A price freeze announced by Scottish Water today means prices have not increased for the fourth year running.

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