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Water Companies

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 27th April 2006.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Wales Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the estimated amount of water lost through broken pipes by each of the privatised water companies was in the last period for which figures are available.

Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Minister of State (Climate Change and Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Director General of Water Services publishes leakage figures annually in the 'Security of supply, leakage and the efficient use of water' reports. Total water company leakage for 2004–05, in megalitres per day, was reported as follows:

Anglian 214
Bournemouth and W Hants 22
Bristol 53
Cambridge 14
Dee Valley 11
Dwr Cymru 226
Folkestone and Dover 8
Mid Kent 29
Northumbrian North 155
Northumbrian South 67
Portsmouth 30
Severn Trent 502
South East 69
South Staffordshire 74
South West 83
Southern 92
Sutton and East Surrey 24
Tendring Hundred 5
Thames 915
Three Valleys 149
United Utilities 500
Wessex 73
Yorkshire 293

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