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The Water Act receives Royal Assent

20 May 2014

The Water Act has received Royal Assent. Welcoming the Water Act, Cathryn Ross, Ofwat’s Chief Executive, said: “We warmly welcome the Water Act. The measures that the Government has brought in are good news for customers – including the environment – and the economy. They will mean better services for customers, more efficient use of water resources and greater resilience in the face of drought and population growth.”

“The reforms in the Act complement and support the changes we are making to the way we regulate. Together, the changes brought in by the Act and our changes to regulation will boost the UK economy by more than £4 billion.

“We look forward to working with customers, Government, companies, other regulators and NGOs to maximise these benefits.”

The Act should be welcomed by investors, as it provides opportunities for well-run water companies to outperform the proposed regulatory settlement under the 2014 price review.

Story appears courtesy of Ofwat.