Our strategies and plans
At least every five years, we prepare a Water Resources Management Plan (WRMP), which sets out how we will provide a high-quality secure and reliable water supply, in an affordable and sustainable way, 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.
Our Water Resources Management Plan sets out in detail how we plan to achieve these outcomes over the next 25 years. In particular, we need to ensure that 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. We have also listened to our customers, and consulted with various stakeholders, to ensure their views are taken into account.
We have been working on developing our next plan, and published a draft for consultation in 2022. This has been shared with our regulators, the Environment Agency, Ofwat and all of our customers and stakeholders to get their feedback and views on it. Following this consultation, we have reviewed and updated our draft plan, and provided a response to all representations received during consultation. These responses are detailed in our Statement of Response (SoR) document available on the link below.
Our draft WRMP and appendices detail how we’ve developed our plan, including modelling, environmental assessments and our customer engagement work. We published our draft plan for consultation on 19 May 2022 and consultation on this closed in August 2023. We have now produced a statement of response, which outlines our responses to all of the feedback we received. We have also updated our draft plan and some of our appendices, and all of these documents can be accessed below.