Drought plan

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

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 are updating our Drought Plan which details our response to potential droughts in our region. 


We launched the public consultation on our draft Drought Plan 2022 on 8th June 2021 for eight weeks, until 3rd August 2021. We have considered all representations and have produced an updated version of the draft Drought Plan 2022 (“revised draft Drought Plan 2022”) as well as a Statement of Response (SoR) which outlines the changes we have made to address the comments. This has been completed within the statutory 15-week consultation timeframe. 


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


We have checked to ensure that our Plan does not include any information that would be contrary to the interests of national security or is commercially confidential. 


Our revised draft Drought Plan 2022 (DP22) is made up of several documents, all of these along with our SoR are available to view and download below: 

Revised Draft Drought Plan 2022

Revised Draft Strategic Environmental Assessment reports

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. Our Drought Plan links closely with our latest WRMP which can also be read here.

Drought Plan 2019

For reference the final documents from our current Drought Plan 2019 can also be found below: 

Final Drought Plan 2019