Water industry

The water industry has a long history in AD treating sewage sludge, but there are fantastic opportunities for co-digesting sewage sludge with the wider organic waste sector as deregulation of Ofwat is likely to be driven forward in the coming years.

In September 2011, the OFT published their Market Study into organic waste, which recommended changes to the economic regulation of Water and Sewerage companies (WaSCs) to help create a level playing field between them and other waste management facilities in the treatment of organic wastes.

Regulatory reform will boost confidence in the sector as it will allow water companies and the wider organic waste treatment sector to make long term strategic decisions to become involved in the AD market.

See our summary of OFT Market Study.