Water firms must halve leakage by 2040, demand MPs

A cross-party group of MPs has criticised the water industry for the 3 billion litres of water it currently leaks each day and has called for more ambitious targets

A leaking pipe
The water industry is currently missing its leakage targets on leakage

A cross-party group of MPs has criticised the water industry for the 3 billion litres of water it currently leaks each day and has called for more ambitious targets.

In a report published today, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA)  said water companies should cut the amount of water lost in leaks by 50% by 2040 and recommended DEFRA give them powers to introduce compulsory metering.

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