Water firms’ investment plans under scrutiny

Water companies have bid for £27.4 billion in capital investment in their business plans for 2010-15. Over £1 billion of investment is in limbo due to the delay in UK climate projections.

Water industry financial regulator Ofwat has reviewed the capital expenditure programs which companies have submitted in their draft business plans for the 2009 price review (PR09).1 The document reveals some interesting details of the scale and priorities of environmental investment for the sector in 2010-15.

The total capital investment forecast in the plans was £27.4 billion. Just over half represents sewerage investm

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