A possible takeover of Dee Valley Water by Severn Trent Water was announced this week.
I am very concerned at these proposals and have made my concern quite clear to Dee Valley Water.
Dee Valley Water has been a small and quietly efficient company, which has gone about its business serving our area well in the past few years. It is now facing a takeover by a multinational company, and I am concerned that profits, rather than service, will be put first.
This announcement came in the week that the UK Government announced it would devolve some powers over water in Wales to the Welsh Government in what was described as a ‘symbolic’ act. Yet today’s announcement will have real implications for my constituents, both those who work for the company and those who use its services.
The privatisation of utility companies in past decades has brought about a situation in which major changes like this can happen – without the people affected having a say.