Preparing for a drier future: England’s water infrastructure needs

May 3, 2018 6:06 pm Published by

The National Infrastructure Commission has issued its assessment on the water infrastructure needs of the nation. It has recommended that leakage rates should halved by 2050, and that 1300 Ml/d more water sources are needed to mitigate future potential water shortages. It recommends that Ofwat launch a competition outside of the WRMP planning process to develop additional water sources, and that compulsory metering should be implemented in all area, not just those classed as being in water stressed regions.