The amount of water lost from United Utilities' pipes is 35 GALLONS per property PER DAY, and even a House of Lords inquiry today called that "unacceptably high".
This was revealed just days after the company announced their equally scandalous £481 million profit - up 21% on last year, and warned that water bills will have to go still higher! This is supposedly to help repair the ageing pipes, but they only predict a 1.06% cut in leakage by the end of the decade!
The Lords expressed their worry that "consumers' trust in the water companies" is dangerously low, presumably because people are beginning to sit up and take notice of the extent they are being ripped off. The next step is to confirm the worst nightmares of the rich and demanding fundamental change in the way 'our' services are provided.
For a great article on water-gate visit: http://www.schnews.org.uk/archive/news536.htm