GMB, the union for water workers, is calling on Severn Trent water to be investigated following claims that 500 job cuts have led to leakages and depleted stocks.
They estimate water usage went up by 20% in the last year and claim that job losses and the introduction of a number of cost saving initiatives are behind a 'failure' to control leakages.
But Severn Trent Water, whose headquarters are in Coventry, says job losses have not affected the number of front-line staff and add that teams aim to fix leaks within 24 hours.
In response to the 900 jobs losses and cuts of £110million to Birmingham City Council's budget for 2013/2014, the Department for Communities and Local Government has issued the following statement.
The leader of Birmingham City Council has described the latest round of government cuts to its budget as "the end of the local authority as we know it".
Sir Albert Bore today confirmed that hundreds more people are losing their jobs, to help save hundreds of millions of pounds over the next four years. Chris Halpin reports.
Tony Rabaiotti from Unison has told ITV Central that Birmingham City Council faces a very difficult new year following the announcement that 900 jobs will be slashed because the council needs to save £110 million next year.
Following the announcement that 900 jobs are to be cut by Birmingham City Council, the leader, Sir Albert Bore, has said that council workers will be informed of job losses later today.
The council needs to save £110 million next year and all services are expected to be cut.
The leader of Birmingham City Council, Sir Albert Bore, has told ITV Central that all services provided by the council will be affected in one way or another.
This comes as 900 jobs are to be cut by the council as part of a £110 million saving plan.
Birmingham City Council have announced 900 jobs are to be cut as part of the £110 million savings planned for next year.
The latest savings target is in addition to the £275 million already saved over the last two years.