Yorkshire Water has one of best leakage rates in the UK

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Yorkshire Water has been named one of only two water companies in the UK to reduce leakages last year.

The figures – based on the amount of leakage as a percentage of water supplied – are revealed in Utility Week magazine and show that leakages in Yorkshire reduced by 0.41 per cent last year compared to the year before.

The only other water company to reduce leakages was Severn Trent.

Tony O’Shea, of Yorkshire Water, said: “Water which is lost from the system is water we have paid to treat and move around the supply system without anyone getting any benefit.”