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Water Efficiency in Retail Competition - experience so far

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We have had retail competition for water in England since April 2017. I attended an All Party Parliamentary Water Group meeting on 5 September at the House of Commons, which included discussions on the experience so far and what the future holds from the perspective of customers, retailers, wholesalers, and regulators. This was a great format with 5 minute presentations and opportunities for questions and discussions around it and it has been one of the best events I've attended covering retail competition for water.

Water efficiency was also raised as important across all perspectives, however the challenges of the price of water compared with electricity and gas as well as perceptions of water efficiency services remain. Angela Smith raised the question of how retailers are considering sustainability and the environment within service provision. Several speakers commented that many water efficiency and leakage services have been available in the sector from water companies or c…