The Partners

The Water Resources in the South East Group (WRSE) is an alliance of the six south east water companies, the Environment Agency, Ofwat, Consumer Council for Water, Natural England and Defra, to develop long term plans for securing water supplies in the south east.

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The Aim of the Project

The Group’s aim is to develop a regional water resources strategy which will contain a range of options to find the best long term solutions for customers and the environment in the south east of England. This strategy is revised every five years to ensure is is up to date.

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Regulation of the Water Industry

On 9 October 2018 the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has released a report on the Regulation of the Water Industry, following its review, with recommendations on leakage and water meters. The Committee said water companies should cut the amount of water lost in leaks by 50% by 2040 and recommended DEFRA give… View Article

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Let’s embrace the tap!

The EU Drinking Water Directive requires that “water is free from any micro-organisms and parasites and from any substances which…constitute a potential danger to human health”, and this ensures that UK tap and bottled water is of a good standard which is suitable for human consumption; indeed, drinking water in the UK has extremely high… View Article

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