Water resources management plan
Every five years we produce a Water Resources Management Plan (WRMP).
The plan sets out how we intend to provide supplies of water to our customers over the next 25 years and beyond. It consists of several elements, including;
- A 25 year demand forecast. This describes how much water customers will need in the future, considering factors such as climate change and population.
- A 25 year supply forecast. This sets out how much water is available for use now and how this may change in the future. We consider the impact of climate change and potential reductions in the volume of water we are allowed to take from rivers and groundwater.
- An assessment of the options to manage demand including leakage reduction.
Thank you for your views
In May 2013, we consulted with a wide range of stakeholders on our draft WRMP.
Thank you to everyone who responded. In total we received responses from 18 different organisations, who gave us valuable feedback. We have listened to these stakeholders’ views, and as a result, we have revised some aspects of our long term strategy. We have now published our revised draft WRMP to make clear how and where stakeholders' views have shaped our thinking, Appendix F to the revised plan includes a full list of the issues and comments received along with our Statement of Response to them.
Previous consultations and information
To help inform our draft WRMP we undertook a programme of preconsultation to undertand your views and priorities.
Our Statement of Response also addresses comments received on our Strategic Environmental Assessment of the WRMP. Our original SEA can be downloaded and our HRA is available by request by emailing email@example.com.