During the period April 2010 to March 2015, water companies in
England and Wales have committed to a £22.1bn capital expenditure,
with a further £2.5bn scheduled to be spent in Scotland and £564m
in Northern Ireland during the same period.
The industry's next investment cycle, AMP5, will provide some
tough challenges for regulated water companies, who are obliged to
invest at agreed levels in a range of improvements to water
treatment and supply. At the same time, the amount they can charge
the customer is strictly regulated by OFWAT, the industry's
watchdog - this provides a unique opportunity for state of the art
private merchant facilities such as Castleford and Bromborough.
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