Water industry gets a drought warning

Water providers are coming under pressure from the industry watchdog to make sure drought-stricken parts of Britain are helped by areas with more plentiful supplies.

A warning sign seen at Bewl Reservoir in south-east England Credit: Reuters

Regulator Ofwat says the water industry must find creative ways of working to meet challenges posed by a bigger population and climate change. It also wants customers to be given a stronger voice on how water companies deliver services.