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Ofwat Challenges UK Water Utilities to Evolve

04 December 2017
Research Note

On 21 November 2017, the outgoing head of UK water sector regulator Ofwat provided an update on price review 19 (PR19), which underscored its outcome-focused approach. The update also offered a longer-term vision for making utilities more efficient.

PR19 has received significant criticism from UK utilities who argue that the tariffs will stifle investment. In this Research Note, Bluefield water experts look at Ofwat’s call for change as well as market forces impacting the water utility model.

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