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Drought plan

Want to know our plans to cope with water shortage because of a drought?

Our current drought plan was published in 2014 and explains what we are doing. We're currently updating this with our draft Drought Plan 2019.

Our draft Drought Plan 2019


We all know it’s better to be well prepared in case of challenging circumstances. As part of our statutory requirements, at Anglian Water we’re updating our Drought Plan which details our response to potential droughts in our region. We launched the public consultation on our draft Drought Plan 2019 on 22nd February 2019 for eight weeks, until 19th April 2019.


We have considered all representations and have produced an updated version of the draft Drought Plan 2019 (“revised draft Drought Plan 2019”) as well as a Statement of Response which outlines the changes we have made to address the comments. This has been done within the statutory 15 weeks consultation timeframe.


The Secretary of State will then consider whether to issue any directions for the final Drought Plan prior to final publication.


Our draft Drought Plan 2019 is made up of several documents. The customer summary and revised draft Drought Plan 2019 are available below, along with the Statement of Response. The technical Appendices will be available again when we publish the final Drought Plan 2019.


Draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019

We have to plan for the future – for a time when there will be more people, different weather patterns, warmer temperatures, and probably less rain. 


Every five years we produce a Water Resources Management Plan (WRMP), which describes how, for the next 25 years, we’ll cope with these challenges and still keep the balance between the water we want, and the water we’ve actually got. We have recently updated our WRMP, which you can read here. Our Drought Plan links closely with our Water Resources Management Plan. 

Drought Plan 2014


Our current drought plan was published in 2014. You can view and print a copy of each section of our Drought Plan 2014 or a non-technical summary.