On 20 November, the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will outline the next steps for proposals to accelerate water metering in areas of water stress. The idea behind the scheme follows ongoing work by the Water Saving Group to identify long term efficiency measures to help protect the sustainability of water supply.
We all know that water is a scarce commodity. And the Environment Agency has identified areas where water withdrawal is already unsustainable. An example of this in the south east of England. Here demographic changes, new housing development and the likely impact of climate change may increase pressure on water resources….