Guerrini’s biggest bugbear is that the water sector is behind others, for example energy, in terms of regulation. He says it suffers from a lack of harmonisation resulting in a patchwork of rules and tariff methodologies that have undermined efforts to achieve the goals of the EU’s Water Framework Directive, including those around sustainability. He despairs that, in some parts of the EU, it is still possible to be charged for water and wastewater usage based on the size of your property rather than actual consumption.
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