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Water Leakage

Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what criteria the Director General of Water Services will employ to determine if the level of leakage from water distribution systems is excessive; and if he will make a statement.

Water undertakers are under a duty to maintain an efficient and economical system of water supply. It is for undertakers to determine what leakage control measures to take, based on their own cost-benefit analysis.How the director general might decide to review this aspect of undertakers' performance is a matter for him.