Water Industry Green Recovery Schemes

The Drinking Water Inspectorate has been working with OFWAT and other regulators to support the water industry in a green economic recovery.  The green recovery will trial a number of innovations ahead of the next price review. Severn Trent Water and South West Water will take on trials to remove lead from customer supply pipes while reducing leakage and water consumption. We expect that these pilots will create health benefits for customers, as well as conserving water and reducing the potential for chemical use. Other schemes will improve water treatment while reducing chemical and energy usage.   The overview document and details of the schemes can be seen by following the links to the OFWAT website:

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Overview document

Published 17 May 2021
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