Call for water efficiency certificate
First Business Water suggests a certificate of water efficiency similar to the one for energy would help the public sector to save water
26 Jan. 3 min read.
Industry viewpoint: Who is responsible for water efficiency?
“Many retailers are unaware of the importance of water efficiency”
Water market opening: 236 days later
This column is the edited version of a speech made by Lois Vallely at a Wateref masterclass about ‘creating the digital story of water sector wholesale/retail separation’. This was held at the Arup offices in London on 23 November.
30 Nov. 6 min read.
Retail competition ‘could hinder sustainability’
Competition may not be the best thing for the sustainability of water in the long term, especially in the southeast of England, and multi-utility bundling could have a negative effect on water resources. And who would be ‘gold command’ in a widespread drought?
7 Jul. 3 min read.
Trade Effluent Notices causing confusion
Poor communication between retailers and wholesalers and confusion over roles and responsibilities has left some major water users unable to obtain Trade Effluent Notices (TENs) since the market opened, a Water.Retail investigation has discovered.
26 May. 3 min read.
Could the role of CCWater be broadened?
The open water retail market has a host of participants, and Ofwat has got a tough job on its hands to regulate every aspect of the market effectively. If it is to succeed, it may need help from other bodies, such as the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater).
12 May. 3 min read.
Is a single emergency number needed for water?
Market participants are broadly supportive of the call for a national emergency number for water, such as the 105 number that has been set up by electricity networks. But some are concerned at the complexity and cost of such a move, which can take up to five years.
28 Apr. 4 min read.
Market profile: The Water Retail Company
“We’ve found nothing but positive things about the wholesalers when we signed up with them”
13 Apr. 5 min read.