ENGLAND MARKET OPENING.
The English water market is changing! From April 2017, business and non-household water customers will have the choice as to who supplies their water and sewerage services. The initiative, called Open Water, aims to drive innovation and lower prices in the industry through the introduction of competition.
The opening of the English water market follows in the footsteps of the Scottish water market which, in 2008, became the first country in the world where business and non-household water customers had the ability to choose their supplier. The introduction of competition in the Scottish water market has proved hugely successful as customers have benefitted from significantly reduced water costs.