Skip to main content

Water Leakages

Volume 268: debated on Tuesday 12 December 1995

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what leakage reduction targets each water company set out in their submissions to the Director General of Water Services at his five-year price review; [4608](2) if he will publish, company by company, the leakage reduction target plans submitted in their asset management plans at privatisation. [4609]

[holding answer 11 December 1995]: Projections for national reductions in leakage were contained in Ofwat's occasional paper 1, "Future levels of demand and supply for water", published in November 1994. Individual company projections of water balances provided for the periodic review were not necessarily on a consistent basis and are commercially confidential.The Office of Water Services is currently assessing trends in leakage since privatisation on a comparative basis, as part of its contribution to the report for my right hon. Friend on the lessons to be learnt from the drought.