Draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019

Cambridge Water is committed to providing a high quality, secure and reliable water supply to customers now and in the future.

We aim to achieve this in a way that is the most affordable and sustainable and takes into consideration increasing environmental pressures on our resources.

At least every five years we prepare a Water Resources Management Plan (WMRP), which sets out in detail how we plan to achieve these outcomes over the next 25 years. In particular we need to ensure we are able to maintain a surplus of supply, known as headroom, over the expected demand for water.

In compiling the plan we have taken into account all the factors that will influence the balance of supply and demand for water. We assess these factors and allow for uncertainty to ensure that we maintain a surplus of supply over expected demand for water. We have also listened to our customers and consulted with various stakeholders, to ensure their views are taken into account.

We published our draft Water Resources Management Plan on 2 March 2018 for public consultation until the 28 May 2018. During this period we invite your feedback and comments on our proposals on how to meet our customers’ needs in future.

Our draft WRMP, along with supporting information, non-technical summary and appendices can be accessed using the links below. A paper copy is available to view by appointment at our head office.

In August 2018 we will publish a summary of the representations received and how we have revised our plan to take these into account. Following this we will submit our revised WRMP to Defra and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will decide if we can publish a final plan.

Send your comments and feedback by email to Defra at water.resources@defra.gsi.gov.uk. Please title your email as ‘Cambridge Water draft water resources management plan’. Please copy the email to us at WRMP.consultation@cambridge-water.co.uk, to Ofwat at wrmp@ofwat.gsi.gov.uk and the Environment Agency at Water-Company-Plan@environment-agency.gov.uk.

Alternatively, provide feedback by letter by writing to Defra using the following postal address:

Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Cambridge Water Water Resources Management Plan Consultation

Water Resources

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Area 3D

Nobel House

17 Smith Square

London SW1P 3JR

The draft Water Resources Plan, along with supporting information, non-technical summary and appendices can be accessed from the links below:

Non-Technical Summary

Draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019

Accompanying Statement

Appendices

Assurance Statement

Draft WRMP Dry Year Tables

Draft WRMP Critical Period Tables

Until we have been through our consultation on the draft WRMP, and have been directed by the Secretary of state to publish a revised plan, our current WRMP14 remains in force:

Final WRMP 2014

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Draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019
Draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019

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Draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019 non-technical summary
Draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019 non-technical summary

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2019 draft WRMP assurance Statement
2019 draft WRMP assurance Statement