Water Companies

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered am ar 24 Mai 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 22 June 2023 to Question 188226 on Water Companies, how many (a) cautions, (b) prosecutions and (c) legal instruments the Drinking Water Inspectorate brought against water companies in each year since 2021 by water company.

Photo of Robbie Moore Robbie Moore The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Since 2021, the Drinking Water Inspectorate brought against water companies in each year since 2021,

(a) two cautions, one against Thames (2023) and one against Southern Water (2023),

(b) three prosecutions, against Southern Water (2022) and one against South West and Bournemouth Water (2022) and one against Wessex Water in 2023, and

(c) 362 legal instruments.

These are shown by water company below and comprise drinking water quality Legal Instruments (Notices), Final Enforcement Orders, Regulation 15 Notices for new sources, Radioactivity notices (waivers), Network and Information Systems (NIS) notices, Security and Emergency Direction (SEMD) notices, and notices for Price Review 2024 for water quality, NIS and SEMD. (They include the PR24 schemes that have been served to date which are most of the lead reduction schemes but no PFAS as yet, as the process is ongoing).

Legal instruments

2021

2022

2023

2024 (inc PR24)

Affinity Water Ltd

3

2

4

11

Albion Water Ltd

1

0

0

0

Albion Water Eco

1

0

0

0

Anglian Water Services Ltd

6

1

2

20

Bristol Water Plc

6

4

1

0

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

1

4

6

11

ESP Water

0

0

1

0

Hafren Dyfrdwy

1

4

1

5

Icosa Water

4

0

0

0

Independent Water Networks Ltd

3

1

0

0

Leep Networks (Water) Ltd

2

0

0

1

Northumbrian, Essex and Suffolk Water Ltd

9

1

4

6

Portsmouth Water Ltd

4

1

1

9

SES Water

2

1

0

8

South East Water Ltd

6

3

2

12

Southern Water Services Ltd

3

4

11

12

South Staffordshire Water and Cambridge Water PLC

3

1

2

7

Severn Trent Water Ltd

7

4

3

16

South West and Bournemouth Water Ltd (incl Isles of Scilly)

15

10

5

13

Thames Water Utilities Ltd

6

9

8

5

United Utilities Water PLC

5

2

0

8

Veolia Water Projects Ltd

1

1

0

0

Wessex Water Services Ltd

3

1

0

3

Yorkshire Water Services Ltd

1

7

0

10

362

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