I was discussing the fact that English regions do not possess devolved powers such as business/economy, environment/countryside etc. The difficulty I see is that the water authorities are in private hands, but I doubt that if they did charge for the supply of water, that the price would be unreasonable. However, supplying water to populated areas would make average water bills more expensive for the recipient. South-West Water for example is the most expensive
water supplier in England and Wales, followed by Dŵr Cymru. The main reasons are due to revamping the regions` sewerage system since privatisation and also maintenance of the coastlines, so even if water from Wales was to pumped to the south-east of England, the incumbent water suppliers would have to increase the cost of supply.