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Thames Water joins WSBF Water and Housing Inquiry

Thames Water joins WSBF Water and Housing Inquiry

5th October 2017

Thames Water joins WSBF Water and Housing Inquiry

We are pleased to announce that Thames Water have agreed to co-sponsor the the upcoming WSBF parliamentary Inquiry into Water and Housing Policy. Thames Water join Inquiry co-sponsors Yorkshire WaterThe British Board of Agrément, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, and headline sponsors Anglian Water in supporting the report.

Due to be published in 2018, the inquiry will look to form an action plan using the latest research and best practice on the sustainable management of new housing growth.

About Thames Water

Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater services company, serving 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley. Thames Water supply around 2.6 billion litres of tap water per day, and have over 5,000 employees. They have invested an average of £1 billion per year in their network over the past 11 years.

Commenting on their decision to support the WSBF Inquiry, Chris Shipway, Public Affairs Manager for Thames Water, said:

“Some of the biggest developments in our region are planned for areas where there is the least capacity in our water supplies and wastewater systems, including some of the major Opportunity Areas in the capital.This makes balancing our role in facilitating growth, with protecting the environment and the service our existing customers receive particularly challenging, and the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum’s inquiry is an important opportunity to explore how to get that balance right.

The scale of the challenge means both managing the demand for water and pressure on our sewers at a property level, and thinking more strategically about the needs of the wider South East region, where a major new source of water will be needed as part of the solution.”