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Report 17 June 2022

Our response to Defra’s consultation on environmental targets

This consultation sought views on a range of environmental targets. Our response focussed solely on the proposed water demand target for England and Wales. It noted our support for a water demand target because of the role such a target can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Around 6% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions are from household water supply and use and approximately 90% of these water related emissions are from heating water in the home.

Last updated: 24 August 2022