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Water Resources Management Plan

Every five years we produce a Water Resources Management Plan to ensure water is available for our customers and communities.

Our Plan sets out how we will provide a reliable, resilient, efficient and affordable water supply to customers from 2020 to 2080, whilst protecting the environment.

Our Plan addresses the need to balance the availability of water supply with the demand for water from customers. Without action, we face the risk of a significant shortfall of water in the future in our region due to population growth and climate change. We also want to help protect the environment and improve the resilience of our water supplies to droughts and other challenges.


Our Statement of Response

We ran a further consultation on our revised draft plan earlier this year (1 March to 26 April 2019) and have now published our Statement of Response to this.

We received over 800 representations on our revised draft plan. This report sets out what customers and stakeholders have told us and how we have taken their views into account.

Our Statement of Response is available here.


Our draft Final Plan

Our draft final plan builds on our revised draft plan taking into account further consultation responses. We have made some changes to our revised draft plan in response to comments received and as a result of further work that we have carried out between publication of our revised draft plan and publishing our draft final plan and associated documents, which can be found below:

draft final Water Resources Management Plan is available here (PDF 10.2MB).

draft final Water Resources Management Plan – Non-technical summary (PDF 5.3MB) >>

Strategic Environmental Assessment Report (PDF 7.8MB) >>

Strategic Environmental Assessment Appendices >>

Habitats Regulations Assessment (PDF 1.4MB) >>

draft final Water Resources Management Plan - Technical reports >>


What happens next?

Our final Water Resources Management Plan, 2020-2080 was submitted to the Secretary of State, Defra on 7 June 2019. We expect to publish our final plan in early 2020.


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