Sep 7, 2018

Southern Water: Supplies 'half of demand' by 2030

Southern Water said climate change, a reduction of the amount of water allowed to be taken from natural sources, and a rise in population would see demand outstrip supply. Southern Water said its customers in Kent, East and West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight were "Among the most water efficient in the UK", using 16% less water than they did in 2010. The company said it would be spending more than £350m on protecting water supplies and more than £400m on water and waste water networks. Southern Water and South East Water apologised to customers in March after up to 25,000 properties across south-east England were without water after thawing frozen mains pipes burst. A Southern Water spokesman said: "In the current five-year period our customer satisfaction score has been one of the lowest in the water sector. However, we are improving."

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