South West Water is latest firm to be targeted in Ofwat probe into suppliers’ environmental performance
Investigation: South West Water has become the latest company targeted in an Ofwat probe
South West Water has become the latest company targeted in an Ofwat investigation into suppliers’ environmental performance and sewage treatment works.
The utilities group adds to a growing list of water suppliers to come under investigation as the watchdog probes how all waste-water companies manage their treatment works.
In March, the regulator said it had serious concerns over the sewage treatment works of Anglian Water, Northumbrian Water, Thames Water, Wessex Water and Yorkshire Water.
David Black, Ofwat chief executive, said: ‘As we gather and analyse more information, including data on storm overflow spills, our concerns have grown further about South West Water’s operation of its waste-water assets and environmental performance.’
A South West Water spokesman said: ‘We are taking Ofwat’s decision very seriously, we will provide any further information required as part of its review into South West Water.’