scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 886
OFWAT We the Office of Water Services Ofwat are the economic regulator for water and sewerage services in England and Wales At the moment the functions rest formally with the Director General of Water Services From 1 April 2006 the functions transfer to the Water Services Regulation Authority We make our decisions independently of the Government but we work closely with - the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs and the Welsh Assembly Government - the Consumer Council for Water CCWater which is an independent organisation that represents customers interests and deals with your complaints - the Drinking Water Inspectorate which sets standards for the quality of drinking water - the Environment Agency which regulates and enforces water abstraction consents and quality standards in inland estuarial and coastal waters and - Natural England and the Countryside Council for Wales on environmental issues We do this by - setting limits on what companies can charge you - ensuring companies are able to carry out their responsibilities under the Water Industry Act 1991 as updated by section 39 of the Water Act 2003 - protecting the standard of service you receive - encouraging companies to be more efficient - meeting the principles of sustainable development and - helping to encourage competition where appropriate The companies we regulate supply most households in England and Wales We set price limits at a level that allows well-managed companies to finance the services they deliver We set price limits that are as high as they need to be but no higher They will allow water companies to meet your needs and the needs of the environment while continuing to deliver a safe and reliable service We help to improve water and sewerage services As a result of regulation the industry has achieved huge improvements across a range of services For example - in 2004-05 more than 997 of written complaints
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA