Drought plan

Droughts are natural events caused by a serious lack of rain over several months. The East of England was last affected by drought in the spring of 2012.

The decisions water companies make during a drought, such as whether or not to implement a hosepipe ban, are made based on the information contained in their drought plan.

Update: November 2012:

Cambridge Water Dought Plan 2012

Accompanying statement

Advice to Cambridge Water issued by the Environment Agency

Update 16 March 2012:

We received a number of representations during the consultation period on our new draft drought plan, which ended on 3 February 2012.  We have considered the issues raised, and have updated our plan accordingly.  A detailed schedule of the representations we received, and our response to them, is published below, along with our formal Statement of Response.


Statement of Response

Schedule of Representations

Draft Drought Plan resources

Our updated plan will now reviewed by the Secretary of State, in advance of the final version being approved for publication.

In the meantime, our current drought plan remains in force.

Executive Summary 2008

Final Drought Plan 2008