Water: East of England

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 5 September 2013.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Conservative, Harlow

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the water leakage levels in the Eastern region other than Essex were in each year since 2008.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Water leakage figures are not available by region or county as water companies' operating areas do not align with local authority boundaries. The water companies serving the Eastern Region are Anglian Water, Essex and Suffolk Water, Thames Water, Cambridge Water and Affinity Water. Their leakage rates since 2008 have been:

  2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Anglian Water Services 211 211 230 199 189
Essex and Suffolk 67 67 65 59 54
Thames Water Utilities Ltd 698 670 665 637 646
Cambridge Water Company plc 14.0 14.2 13.7 12.4 12.0
Veolia Water Central (now Affinity Water) 142 143 181 158 178
Veolia Water East (now Affinity Water) 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.3 4.0

Leakage Performance from 1997-2013, sourced from Ofwat (Mega litres per day (Ml/d).

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