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were water companies privatised?
excellent. can you say something angry about them please?
Nope. I don't get angry. Just confused.
but in some ways it's not their fault as this is Britain and we don't replace things unless we absolutely have to.
in other ways, of course, eg syphoning off huge profits while continually raising prices under the auspices of "upgrading the service" is a load of toss.
it's all of their own making i.e. the volume of water being leaked through pipes is ridiculous.
but as Mr Guntrip says it's not all the fault of the current water companies - much of londons water infrastructure dates back to victorian times and obviously aren't in the best condition
then they should be investing money in improving it. although frankly it should just be renationalised and then at least made relatively accountable.
capital investment is down, apparently
at the moment [well, at least they claim this] they're at the limit for how much they can upgrade at any one time without causing major disruption in the city. to their credit, they are spending a lot of money on improving the victorian system here which really should've been replaced gradually over the last 30 years.
but, then again, they're funding a lot of it by raising bills while still reporting huge profits, so i agree that there needs to be a hell of a lot more accountability in it.