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Title: A good deal for water : the view of the Environment Agency, the Countryside Council for Wales and English Nature on the priorities for the environment that require action by water companies
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This Environment Agency booklet describes a five year programme of environmental improvements for 4000 sites. The actions of water companies can have a big impact on the environment and wildlife, and on people who enjoy or depend on water. Companies have to take vast amounts of water from rivers and underground to provide enough to supply our everyday use. After suitable treatment, they discharge most of this into rivers or the sea. In doing this, companies must protect the environment, promote the efficient use of water, and meet legal requirements. What they have to do to improve the environment, is decided by Ministers as part of the reviews of price limits by the Office of Water Services (Ofwat). These are called periodic reviews - Ofwat decides the prices the companies are allowed to charge their customers. In November 2004, Ofwat will set limits on prices for 2005 to 2010.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2003
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Water supplyWater authoritiesEnvironmental impactAction plans
Extent: 21
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