Water Resources Planning

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Drought Plan Consultation 2018

Welcome to our consultation on our updated plans to tackle droughts in West Sussex and Hampshire.

The sources we use to supply your water are very resilient to drought and fortunately the last time we had to introduce restrictions was in 1976.

However, our climate is changing, so it’s important we have plans in place if a serious drought does occur so we can maintain your essential daily water supplies.

We’ve published a summary of our draft Drought Plan for 2018-2023 and we’re holding a consultation on this between January 8th and March 2nd, 2018.

We’d really like to hear your views on:

  • How often we expect to have to introduce water restrictions
  • How they would affect you, your home and your business
  • The steps we would take to protect you from hardship
  • How we aim to protect the environment, your jobs and the economy.

You can find out more by reading a summary of our plan and answer 10 quick questions here to share your feedback.*

You can also have your say by:

Email: [email protected]

Letter: Write to: Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), Drought Plan Consultation, (Portsmouth Water – Drought Plan), Water Resources, Area 3D, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR.

*All your feedback will be shared with the government and considered as we update our final drought plan, which we’ll publish in April this year.

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Draft Water Resources Management Plan 2018

Final Water Resources Management Plan 2014

Our Final WRMP has now been published and this incorporates the SEA Post Adoption Statement. Please click on the links below to view the documents.

At a Glance

Customer Summary

Full Document


Drought Plan 2013

The Drought Plan sets out the measures which the Company intends to utilise to maintain supplies in the event of a drought affecting water resources.

The current Plan was approved for publication by the Secretary of State in 2013.  The Plan commits the Company to undertake further collaborative work with Southern Water relating to the Eastergate group drought permit.  The Company will review the Drought Plan and update accordingly following the conclusion of this work.

To view a copy of the Final Drought Plan, please click here

To view a copy of the Customer Friendly Summary, please click here