Water resources

Water resources

We’re committed to delivering reliable and resilient water supplies to three million households and 200,000 businesses in the North West, at the lowest possible cost. Our Water Resources Management Plan defines our strategy to achieve a long-term, best-value and sustainable plan for water supplies in the North West. Alongside this we have our drought plan which sets out the actions that we would take in a drought.

Annual Water Resources Review

All water companies are required to produce an annual review of their Water Resources Management Plan to ensure that the plan remains fit for purpose. In this annual review we report on our water resources activities for 2019/20, and our progress against our 2015 Water Resources Management Plan for the fifth and final year of this plan. We also report on our current plan, the 2019 Water Resources Management Plan which is in effect from April 2020, and have included a forward look at water resources activities in the coming year that will help us to deliver this plan. Finally we also introduce some small changes to our forecast supply-demand balance to ensure that our current Water Resources Management Plan is fully aligned with our final business plan for 2020–25.

Our annual Water Resources Review for 2019/20 is available here: Annual Water Resources Review 2019/20.

Water resources market information

In line with Ofwat guidance we're providing information on our Draft Water Resources Management Plan to enable potential market participants to identify opportunities to supply water resources or provide demand management or leakage services.  This data can be downloaded using the selection list below.