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17Sep92 UK: GOVERNMENT OPENS DEBATE ON COST OF IMPROVING WATER QUALITY.

The Government is debating how much money should be spent to improve water quality.The talks follow warnings from water industry watchdog Ofwat that spending may need to rocket to £45,000 million by the end of the century to implement European directives.Ofwat said this may be too much of a burden on water customers.Pressure to review the legislation has come from Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd, who believes water standards should not be set by Brussels.As part of the UK's presidency ...

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