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Ofwat

(ˈɒfˌwɒt)
(in Britain) n, acronym for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Office of Water Services: a government body set up in 1989 to regulate the activities of the water companies in England and Wales, and to protect the interests of their consumers
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When announcing its decision to sell the business in August 2012, Seven Trent also said it would help it to cover several commitments it had made to England and Wales' Water Services Regulation Authority, or Ofwat, with regard to the pricing of certain contracts at the analytical services business.
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While the Office of Fair Trading is the UK's main competition watchdog, other regulators include Ofgem for energy companies, and the Water Services Regulation Authority.