Our Future Plans
Find out more about how we're planning for the future.
The water you use, whether that’s from your toilet flushing or from rain that comes off roofs and roads needs to be collected, treated and sent safely back to the environment. A changing climate, more extreme weather events and a growing population in the North West present challenges for how we manage your used water over the long term. We need to plan to reduce any effect on our wastewater services and the experience customers have.
We have developed a 25-year Drainage and Wastewater Management Plan (DWMP), which will set out our long-term approach for sustainable drainage and wastewater management across the North West and how we intend to make sure that the region thrives now and in the future.
The DWMP assesses the effects of future pressures on our wastewater systems over the short, medium and long term, and what can be done to address these issues – in partnership with others where possible. The DWMP will play a big part in how we work in the coming years as it will influence our future business plans to make sure that we are doing the right thing and ensuring we create a stronger, greener and healthier region.
To help us produce this plan, we looked at three key areas: flooding, environment and wastewater treatment and looking at how a growing population and more extreme weather might prevent us from delivering our service.