Water companies must prove they mean business

15th April 2014

A new report published today, Tuesday 15 April, by the Blueprint for Water coalition on the environmental plans of water companies reveals a yawning gap between the best and worst performers in England and Wales.

The Blueprint for Water coalition, which includes WWF-UK, RSPB, the Marine Conservation Society and ourselves, says water companies need to show leadership on the environment and open their industry to scrutiny, to prove they are meeting their customers’ demands to look after rivers, streams and beaches.

The report rates the new five-year plans from the 21 water companies in England and Wales using a traffic light system across 10 environmental areas: from plans to tackle damage from water extraction, to those stopping raw sewage discharge into rivers and onto beaches.

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Blueprint for PR14 – an environmental assessment water company plans, April 2014

Blueprint for PR14 assessment methodology