Supplying water is a long-term business. We must plan well ahead to ensure the stability and sustainability of our services.
It is essential we invest sufficiently and in a properly targeted way to ensure all these assets continue to provide a reliable service for the water supply. In addition, we have certain targets agreed with our regulator, Ofwat, to make some further improvements to the service and to manage the availability of sufficient water resources through continuing to meter existing households.
In the five-year period from 2010 to 2015 we will need to invest a total of £42 million to achieve these targets.
Our commitments on investment
Drinking water quality and security improvements
Enhancing levels of service
Balancing supply and demand
- surface assets
- underground assets
Total capital investment
(All figures expressed at 2010/11 prices)
The outputs and activities needed to deliver our commitments on drinking water quality and environmental improvements are:
The activities needed to deliver our commitments on service to customers are:
A summary of our commitments to maintain serviceability are:
Water meters have important benefits for you, for us and for the environment as you can have more control over your water use and leaks are easier to detect.
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