The UK Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is calling for urgent action to remedy the leaky water supplies, with a league of the leakiest suppliers to pressure them into action. Unfortunately, the reaction of water companies to this pressure is often to simply pass the blame onto the consumer and start issuing often inaccurate leak notifications to customers across the network; threatening legal action of enforced civil works with huge costs.

When we are called to a leak notification by our customers, the data we have is about 50% of these we find there is no leak, or it is in fact the suppliers equipment leaking at the threshold of the property. Using our report these notifications can be cancelled and the water company has to either refund the cost of the detection of add as a credit to your account.

To find out more, you can see our page on water leaks

You can also read the full article from the BBC