We are required to produce a Drought Plan under Section 39B of the Water Industry Act 1991, as defined by the Water Act 2003. Our Drought Plan identifies how we intend to manage a future drought, what triggers can be used to identify when actions are required, and what measures are available to reduce demand and support supplies. The Plan also outlines how we will communicate with our customers.
We updated our Drought Plan in 2012 and invited you to comment on the new draft Drought Plan. We then prepared a Statement of Response which described how we would take account of all of the representations made during the consultation period.
We have since updated our draft Drought Plan inline with our Statement of Response.
The Secretary of State has now considered our revised draft Drought Plan and is satisfied that we should publish our final Drought Plan which can be found below.
No information has been excluded from the published final Drought Plan on the grounds that it would be contrary to the interests of national security.
Final Published - January 2013.