Mar 11, 2018

Regulator to quiz water firms over shortages

The water regulator for England and Wales is to investigate why thousands of homes suffered water shortages in the wake of the recent cold weather. Ofwat will look at how prepared water firms were and what support they subsequently offered customers. Some water companies handed out bottled water as some households were without a mains supply for three days. More than 20,000 homes were affected in London, where schools were forced to close and people were advised to take shorter showers as Thames Water repaired burst pipes. West Midlands-based carmaker Jaguar Land Rover closed plants to preserve water for homes, hospitals and schools, while the chocolate maker Cadbury sent workers home from its Bournville plant.

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