Cutting the cost of water: The case for improving water efficiency in the UK
The demands of maintaining a clean, safe water supply and sewerage system have led to household bills rising at above inflation levels for a number of years.
Affordability is now a growing concern for many people. Efficiency savings and the low cost of borrowing for water companies mean that bills are set to come down slightly in the short term.
However, the scale of investment planned for the water and sewerage network, amounting to £44 billion over the next five years alone, will continue to put strong upwards pressure on bills.