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Water firms losing 3bn litres a day.

LEAKAGE by water companies across England and Wales has increased to more than three billion litres every day, figures show.

Overall leakage levels have increased by 1.2% on the previous year amid concerns that the rising figure will discourage consumers from using water more efficiently, according to the annual report from the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater).

Some companies managed to cut their leakage, with the largest reductions achieved by Affinity Water, down 4.4%, United Utilities (2.8%), Bournemouth Water (2.6%) and Welsh Water (2.5%).

In contrast, Dee Valley Water - serving parts of north east Wales - reported the biggest increase, up 14.1%, followed by Essex and Suffolk Water (9.1%) and Cambridge Water (8.2%).

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 7, 2017
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