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An update to the water company drought plan guideline: 2019


We're seeking views on changes to the water company drought plan guideline (WC DPG) and the new and updated supplementary guidance.

This consultation is being held on another website.

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Consultation description

We formally review and update our guidance to water companies on preparing their drought plans every 5 years.

The water company drought plan guideline (WC DPG) sets out what companies must and should include in their statutory drought management plans. These plans focus what companies plan to do to maintain water supply and protect the environment from their operations during a drought.

The WC DPG has been updated to ensure that all technical information is up to date and lessons learnt from recent research and experience of drought has been incorporated.

We want to hear from the organisations and individuals affected by the guideline.

Published 9 September 2019