UK water market prepares to re-assess the ABC of DPC

An industry workshop on 9th October will give UK water players the opportunity to engage with the regulator to shape its vision for how future water projects could be financed off-balance sheet. What are the key points of contention?

Ofwat’s proposal to enable third parties to build, own and operate treatment plants and other facilities within a water company’s franchise area – under its so-called Direct Procurement for Customers (DPC) regime – has aroused considerable interest on all sides.

While a number of issues have yet to be resolved – such as exactly what projects will be appropriate for...

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