Managing water resources

What is Water Resources West?

Map of area WRW coversWater Resources West (WRW) is one of five water resources planning regions in England and Wales.  It aims to ensure the long-term sustainability of water resources across the region, while considering the wider needs of society and the environment. 

WRW covers four of the eight largest city regions in the UK - Cardiff, Great Manchester, Merseyside and the Midlands. It also includes areas of outstanding natural beauty, including the Lake District, Peak District and the Brecon Beacons, as well as extensive areas of farmland and forests. 

WRW is currently considering a range of options, including water transfers and initiatives to help manage demand. Customers should see the benefits of the regional plan after 2023.

What part do we play?
We provide clean water services to more than 1.3 million people in Staffordshire, the Black Country and parts of the West Midlands. As a member of WRW, we are committed to making sure customers always have high-quality reliable and affordable water supplies. We believe that collaborating with others to develop long-term regional plans is the best way to achieve this. 

WRW's ambition
WRW has an ambitious vision for the region, built around stretching targets to reduce leakage, capturing more rainwater and helping people to use less water. It also wants sustainable water supplies that are resilient to drought in a changing climate. And it wants a cost-effective and affordable plan that delivers for all water users over the long terms. 

What WRW wants to achieveWe all know that water is a precious resource. WRW wants to make sure there will always be enough water available to meet the demand from all water users - including customers, agriculture and industry - while protecting the environment at the same time. 

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