Drought Plan Consultation

Welcome to our consultation on our new draft Drought Plan, which we expect will be published in 2022. This consultation provided an opportunity to give your views on our plans to tackle droughts. Your feedback will help us evaluate our plans and identify any areas we need to develop further.

Thanks for your feedback – here’s what we learned

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share feedback on our plans to maintain reliable water supplies during droughts. The deadline for responses was 2 August 2021

 We’ve prepared a Statement of Response to share the responses you gave us during the consultation – as well as feedback from webinars, customer workshops and other engagement activities – and how we’re taking what you told us on board as we develop our plans further.

Statement of Response

We’ll now carry out further work and update our plan based on the feedback we’ve received and publish a final version next year when it has been approved by the Government.

Our plans to tackle drought

We produced a consultation document to give you an overview of our plans for you to share your feedback on:

Drought Plan – Consultation Document

Feel free to browse the other info on these pages too. You'll find explanations of what droughts are and why we need plans to tackle them, along with details of what would happen at the different stages of one. You can also explore our library of technical documents, which go into greater detail about specific aspects of our plans.

What happens during a drought

Learn about the actions we'll take at the different stages of a drought. 

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Restrictions on water use

Explore what we’ll ask households and businesses to do to save water at different stages of a drought.

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Drought Permits and Drought Orders

Find out how we plan to secure more water in a drought while minimising the impact on the environment.

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Browse the technical documents that together make up our full plans to tackle drought.

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