DEFRA to strengthen water sector resilience duty

Ofwat’s priorities may soon include pressing water companies to reduce the long-term risk to water supply and to ensure their infrastructure is resilient

Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor National Park. Photograph: Ian Wool/123RFDEFRA plans to update Ofwat’s formal priorities to ensure it drives resilience in the water sector.

The department launched a consultation on a new strategic policy statement for the water regulator on 14 March. If adopted it will replace the 2013 statement.

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