Ofwat welcomes launch of draft river basin management plans


Ofwat welcomes today’s publication by the Environment Agency of draft River Basin Management Plans for consultation.


The consultation runs for six months. Responses will inform Government decisions on the measures necessary to protect and improve water quality in rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal waters, as required by the European Water Framework Directive.


Throughout January, February and March, workshops in each river basin district will allow those interested to discuss the draft plans and provide opportunities to respond.


Office surgeries are planned in some river basin districts offering the chance for the public to raise questions with the Environment Agency’s technical experts.


The draft River Basin Management Plans along with supporting documentation and details of how you can respond are available at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/research/planning/33250.aspx


If you have any questions regarding the consultation and the various engagement activities please contact [email protected]

Notes to editors 

  1. The Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) is the economic regulator of water and sewerage companies in England and Wales. It exercises its powers in a way that it judges will protect the interests of consumers, promote value and safeguard future water and sewerage services by allowing efficient companies to carry out their functions properly, and finance them.
  2. Media enquiries to the Ofwat Press Office:

Tony Moran on 0121 625 1496 / [email protected]

or 0121 625 1416   [email protected]