Case studies for RAPID solutions

As part of RAPID’s objective to share information on the current solutions being investigated, water companies collaborated with us by submitting solution specific case studies on the schemes they are developing.

The information included in the case studies is subject to decisions about whether or not a solution goes ahead through the statutory water resources planning process and subsequently planning applications and statutory applications for permits and consents, not through RAPID itself.

Southern Water: Hampshire Water Transfer and Water Recycling Project

Southern Water has launched its Water for Life – Hampshire programme. This holistic approach comprises a series of projects to transform the way it sources, treats and supplies water across the county, alongside significant investment to reduce leakage and improve water efficiency.

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Anglian Water and Cambridge Water: Fens Reservoir

Anglian Water and Cambridge Water are proposing to deliver a new reservoir in the Cambridgeshire Fens. This reservoir could store up to 55 million cubic metres of water from local waterways, securing a resilient supply to meet the needs of future generations across Cambridgeshire and East Anglia.

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Thames Water: South East Strategic Reservoir Option (SESRO)

This case study, developed by Thames Water, focuses on their solution, the South East Strategic Reservoir Option (SESRO), which is being developed in partnership with Affinity Water and Southern Water. The reservoir could store up to 150 million cubic metres of water abstracted from the River Thames during periods of high flow, securing a resilient supply of water for customers across all three companies.

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Anglian Water: Lincolnshire Reservoir

Chalk streams are under pressure, and we need a sustainable water supply that does not worsen the demands being asked of these precious habitats. In this plan, Anglian Water is proposing development of a new reservoir in Lincolnshire. This is a new strategic resource option scheme that, once in service, will supply up to 166 million litres of water to Anglian Water customers every day.

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