Our strategies and plans

Our drought plan

Our Drought Plan sets out how we will manage our water resources during dry years to ensure that essential public water supplies are maintained.

The Drought Plan looks at the options available to us to help manage supply and demand, and the triggers for different levels of action. It also sets out how we will minimise the impact on the environment caused by our actions, and how we will talk to our customers and our regulators during a drought.

The Drought Plan is a statutory document, which means that it has undergone public consultation and has the approval of the Secretary of State (Defra).

2017 Drought plan consultation

We review our drought plan every five years and sought your views this autumn on our proposed changes.  Our consultation closed on 6th October 2017 and we have now considered all of the representations received. 

We have produced a Statement of Response explaining how we have addressed each of the issues raised.  We have made changes to the draft plan as a result and submitted a revised Draft Drought Plan to Defra incorporating these changes.  

See our revised Draft Drought Management Plan for 2017

We've updated our Drought Management Plan in response to your comments

See our revised Draft Drought Management Non-Technical Summary for 2017

See our Statement of Response to Draft Drought Management Plan 2017 Consultation

The Secretary of State will now review the revised draft plan and determine if we can publish a Final Drought Plan.

In the meantime, our current drought plan remains in force and is available to view in useful downloads on the right side of this page.

For general queries on the drought plans please contact us at drought.consultation@south-staffs-water.co.uk