Water companies to reward developers for water stewardship

United Utilities plans to offer developers discounts for not connecting to public sewers and Anglian may waive connection charges for water efficient new homes

Developers may get discounts for not connecting to public sewers. Photograph: Sanphet Pruksaritanon/123RFWater companies plan to reward developers for good water stewardship where there are no rules to enforce good practice.

Developers would have to work harder to construct more water efficient homes, but it is hoped that incentives on offer would make it worthwhile.

United Utilities plans to offer developers a discount on water charges if they agree not to connect to the overburdened public sewer network.

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