Glossary

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Q

Quality enhancements

A generic term for work programmes implemented by the companies to improve the quality of drinking water or the environment typically by treating wastewater discharges to a higher standard. These enhancements are required to fulfil new legislation or national initiatives approved by Ministers.

Quality improvements

The improvements to environmental quality or drinking water quality.

Quality regulators

A collective term for the Drinking Water Inspectorate, the Environment Agency, Natural England and the Countryside Council for Wales.

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