Final Water Resources Management Plan 2009
Following direction from the Secretary of State, Portsmouth Water has published its Final Water Resources Management Plan on 2 September 2011. The publication of the Plan follows a lengthy period involving two public consultations and the publication of numerous supporting documents.
The Final Plan sets out the key elements which will ensure that the Company is able to continue to maintain supplies to customers for the next 25 years.
The Final Planning Solution in the Final Plan includes the following elements;
A compulsory metering programme utilising automatic meter reading (AMR) technology over a 15 year period from 2015-2030.
A programme of leakage savings delivering a 3Ml/d leakage reduction between 2015 and 2020.
The construction of a Washwater Recovery Plant at Farlington Water Treatment Works in 2017/18.
The development of Havant Thicket Winter Storage Reservoir filled by surplus yield from the Company’s Havant and Bedhampton Springs between 2025 and 2035.
The Company justifies the selection of this solution through;
A 15 year compulsory metering programme will help to minimise the financial impact for customers whilst beginning the programme in 2015 to enable the experiences and effects of Southern Water Services recently announced programme to be used to best effect.
Leakage savings are supported by customers and they demonstrate the Company’s commitment to encouraging water efficiency.
Developing the Washwater Recovery Plant will demonstrate the Company’s commitment to using water wisely.
The development of Havant Thicket Winter Storage Reservoir will maximise the use of the Company’s Havant and Bedhampton Springs source whilst providing significant environmental and “Green Infrastructure” benefits for the Community.
The Final Plan includes a commitment to work with the Environment Agency and other stakeholders in conducting a further review of the key assumptions which will be needed in time for the next Water Resources Management Plan. It should be noted that the Final Plan does not include the need for any supply/demand investment in the period up to 2015.
The Company has invited a number of Stakeholders to join a group to promote better understanding and communication during the preparation of the next plan. It is the intention to publish minutes of the group alongside a newsletter giving an update on the plan. If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Portsmouth Water at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here to download a copy of the Final Water Resources Management Plan 2009 and Appendices or the Plan Summary Document