Ofwat's views on companies' draft Water Resources Management Plans

Each water company must prepare and maintain a water resources management plan (WRMP) that shows how it will manage and develop water resources to balance supply and demand for water over the next 25 years. Companies must review their plans every year, and prepare and revise them every five years.

As an interested party, we can make representations to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs or Welsh ministers on companies’ draft plans. We have carried out a high-level review of the processes described in each company’s plan against the requirements of the Water Resources Planning Guideline.

The views we express in our letters are without prejudice to any subsequent decisions that we may make in connection with the business plans that companies are scheduled to provide to us later this year as part of the price control review process.

Views on individual companies’ plans

Affinity Water
Albion Water
Anglian Water
Bristol Water
Cambridge Water
Cholderton and District
Dee Valley Water
Dŵr Cymru (Welsh Water)
Essex and Suffolk Water
Independent Water Networks
Northumbrian Water
Peel Water Networks
Portsmouth Water
Sembcorp Bournemouth Water
Severn Trent Water – updated 10 September 2013
South East Water
Southern Water
South Staffs Water
South West Water
Sutton and East Surrey Water
Thames Water
United Utilities
Veolia Water Projects
Wessex Water
Yorkshire Water