Water bills

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Thames Water billed us £1,000 for a mystery leak
We used to pay £400 but we suspect the cause is a recently installed smart meter

Anna Tims

01, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Southern Water: Geldof backs non-payment campaign over sewage dumping
Singer and activist supports protest by Kent residents over firm’s continued discharges into sea

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

16, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Water firms in England and Wales ordered to repay £67m over missed targets
Ofwat penalises Thames Water, Southern and South West Water while Severn Trent allowed to charge more

Jasper Jolly

11, Nov, 2021 @9:34 AM

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Macquarie wades back into UK with majority stake in Southern Water
Australian investment bank left Thames Water saddled with debt when it sold up in 2017

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

09, Aug, 2021 @3:55 PM

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England’s water system: the last of the privatised monopolies – for now
Analysis: taking control of the utility would benefit consumers and, more importantly, the environment

Phillip Inman

09, Jul, 2021 @1:34 PM

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Water poverty: ministers urged to end ‘postcode lottery’ in England and Wales
Officials to consider water industry’s consumer watchdog call for single social water tariff

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

26, May, 2021 @5:01 AM

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California households owe $1bn in water bills as affordability crisis worsens
One in every eight households owes water debt, survey shows, with Black and Latino neighborhoods more likely to be in arrears

Nina Lakhani

19, Jan, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Water watchdog's defeat turns on cash taps for (some) shareholders
Four of the 17 firms in England and Wales appealed successfully to the competition regulator over bills

Nils Pratley

29, Sep, 2020 @6:58 PM

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Competition watchdog sides with water firms in row over plan to cut household bills
Ofwat vows to appeal against decision on its efficiency and savings drive

Jillian Ambrose

29, Sep, 2020 @1:41 PM

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Dual-flush toilets 'wasting more water than they save'
Thames Water says design is more likely to leak as Waterwise warns 400m litres are being lost from UK toilets a day

Kevin Rawlinson

29, Sep, 2020 @11:02 AM

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Revealed: millions of Americans can’t afford water as bills rise 80% in a decade
Exclusive: analysis of US cities shows emergency on affordability of running water amid Covid-19 pandemic

Nina Lakhani

23, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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How Pepsi and Coke make millions bottling tap water, as residents face shutoffs
The drinks giants were allowed to keep bottling in Detroit, despite substantial uncollected water bills, a Consumer Reports investigation finds

Ryan Felton of Consumer Reports

23, Apr, 2020 @9:30 AM

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