Consultation outcome

Water resources planning guideline: proposed update

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Read the Water resource planning guideline: consultation response summary for our main findings and the actions we will take.

Detail of feedback received

We received 27 responses in total with approximately 300 individual comments. Many respondents also provided detailed technical comments.

Original consultation

Summary

We want your comments on the draft water company water resources planning guideline.

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Consultation description

We are consulting on the water resources planning guideline which we have jointly produced with Ofwat and Natural Resources Wales.

The document guides water companies on what to include in their water resource management plans (WRMPs). WRMPs set out how water companies will provide a secure, sustainable supply of water to their customers and businesses over at least the next 25 years.

We have also produced 9 supplementary technical guidance notes. To request them please email us at water-company-plan@environment-agency.gov.uk.

How to respond

  1. Download the response form.
  2. Complete the form and email it to water-company-plan@environment-agency.gov.uk.
  3. If any of your comments relate to Wales, please copy in WREPP@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk.

We are currently unable to receive postal responses.

Documents

Consultation document

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Consultation response form

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Published 27 July 2020
Last updated 18 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. In the consultation response summary we changed "Some respondents noted that the UKWIR’s commitment to 50% reduction in leakage was at an industry wide level, rather than the company level implied in the guideline." to "Some respondents noted that Water UK’s commitment to 50% reduction in leakage was at an industry wide level, rather than the company level implied in the guideline.” We also changed “clarify that the UKWIR commitment to 50% leakage is at an industry level” to “clarify that Water UK's commitment to 50% leakage is at an industry level.”

  2. We have published the Water resource planning guideline consultation response document.

  3. We have also produced 9 supplementary technical guidance notes. To request them please email us at water-company-plan@environment-agency.gov.uk.

  4. The supplementary technical guidance notes will now be available until the end of August.

  5. The consultation closes on 2 October 2020.

  6. First published.