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Hot and cold: Thames Water blames problem leaks on the weather6 Dec 7:11am

Hot and cold: Thames Water blames problem leaks on the weather

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Regulator fines dent profits as utility says cold snap and heatwave hampered repairs Thames Water has warned that the summer heatwave and the “beast from the east” cold spell last winter held back its efforts on reducing leaks, as it reported a slump in half-year profits due to regulatory penalties. Even though it fixed 1,431 leaks a week, its best performance in a decade, Britain’s biggest water company admitted its leakage performance worsened, with 683m litres a day lost in the six months to 30 September, compared with 665m in the same period in 2017.
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