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English and Welsh water is best in Britain

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WATER COMPANIES across England and Wales are outperforming those in Scotland and Northern Ireland on water quality, regulator Ofwat said this week.

Between 2003 and 2004 companies in England and Wales achieved one of the highest rates of compliance with environmental standards in Europe, says the report.

Water company trade association Water UK welcomed the findings.

'These reports from Ofwat show that the industry in England and Wales is on a par if not better than our counterparts in other countries, ' said a spokesman.

The study, International comparison of water and sewerage service 2006 compares bills, service, water quality, environmental performance, network quality and financial performance between companies in the UK, Europe, the US and Australia.

The US has the highest rates of leakage and loses up to 700 litres of water per property per day, compared to around 260 litres per property per day in England and Wales. The lowest rates of leakage are in Denmark and Holland with less than 40 litres per property per day.

Replacement rates for water mains in England and Wales are in line with the rest of Europe and better than Australia.

Bills are in line with most other countries, says the report.

INFOPLUS To access the report go to www. nceplus. co. uk

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