The privatisation of water companies in England and Wales was supposed to bring efficiency and investment to a vital sector that had been starved of public funding. But since 1989, the industry has failed to invest sufficiently in replacing antiquated pipes and sewage treatment systems.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2023


  • Thames Water
  • privatisation
  • renationalisation
  • public benefit companies
  • water industry


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