George calls for a wide community response to the Water White Paper
15th December 2011
George welcomes the recently published White Paper on Water.
Water for Life is the White Paper published on the 8th December by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
The White Paper sets out how the Government will take forward their commitment in the Natural Environment White Paper to long-term reform of the water abstraction regime. It also outlines the commitment to tackling the problems our rivers and wetlands face today from pollution and over abstraction.
The affordability of water bills is a growing problem, and the Government wants to enable businesses to keep their costs down. The White Paper sets out how water companies will be enabled to target more help on those household customers who need it most by introducing company social tariffs.
The White Paper also sets out the approach to reform of the water sector to ensure that customers receive better service from their water companies and bills remain affordable over the longer term.
To find out more, check out the DEFRA Website at: http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/water/legislation/whitepaper...