Hampshire has always relied on rivers for drinking water. However, to protect the health of local rivers, we must reduce how much water we take from them when flows are low. This means investing in new water sources for the region.

Our consultation

Review our virtual exhibition and use the online form to share your views on our plan to transform the way we source, treat and supply water across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

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Welcome to Water for Life – Hampshire

Why Hampshire faces water shortages and how we're keeping taps and rivers flowing through dry weather and drought.

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Water shortages in Hampshire

Hampshire has always relied on rivers for drinking water, but new pressures have put strain on these precious habitats.  

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What we're doing

To protect the health of Hampshire's rivers, we're investing in new water sources for the region.

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Our strategic solutions

Between now and 2030, we’re investing in exploring new sources of water to address the shortfall in Hampshire.

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Technical documents

More detail about the solutions we are exploring – including our technical investigations, feasibility studies and submissions to our regulators.

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Section 20 agreement

Find out more about our legal agreement with the Environment Agency to protect the Test and Itchen catchment.

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