Draft Drought Plan 2020


We are trusted to plan for drought and trusted to deliver these plans if and when drought periods occur – we must continue to earn that trust every day.

At Welsh Water, our vision is; “To earn the trust of customers, every day”. That vision reflects our unique ownership structure: we have no shareholders and so can concentrate solely on delivering the best possible value for money to our customers. All the profits that we make are reinvested in the business to improve outcomes for our customers and the natural environment, or are used to benefit customers. We need to hold to this way of working every day, especially during stressful periods such as droughts which can be challenging for both ourselves and customers.

We are trusted to plan for drought and trusted to deliver these plans if and when drought periods occur – we must continue to earn that trust every day. Welsh Water’s long term ambitions have been set out in our Water 2050 document and this places the maintenance of wholesome water supplies at its heart. One of our key strategies is what we have titled “Enough Water For All”. In essence, this is to ensure that we always have sufficient water in line with our customers’ expectations, even in times of drought. Our Water Resources Management Plan and our Drought Plan are at the centre of this strategy.

Producing and maintaining a Drought Plan is a statutory process required by Government who have set out the legal basis for this in The Water Industry Act 1991. We are directed by Welsh Government who also provide the guiding principles for our plan. We have worked closely with Natural Resources Wales who produce the Drought Planning Guidance for water companies in Wales. Our Drought Plan sets out how we will deal with drought conditions within both the urban and rural parts of our supply area, and how we will monitor the effect of any actions that we take on the natural environment.

If you require any further information, or copies of supporting reports that are not published on our website, relating to our draft Drought Plan 2020, then please email Water.Resources@dwrcymru.com

Reports and Summaries

Draft Drought Plan 2020 - Main Technical Report

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Draft Drought Plan 2020 - Non-Technical Summary

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Draft Drought Plan 2020 - Annex 2 supporting table

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Draft Drought Plan 2020 - Annex 3 Environment Assessment Improvements

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518.1kB, PDF

Draft Drought Plan 2020 - Drought Vulnerability Framework

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Draft Drought Plan 2020 - Environmental Report

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15.6MB, PDF

Draft Drought Plan 2020 - HRA

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2.5MB, PDF

Zonal Summaries

Alwen Dee zonal summary

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Bala zonal summary

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655.7kB, PDF

Barmouth zonal summary

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589.6kB, PDF

Blaenau zonal summary

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666.3kB, PDF

Brecon portis zonal summary

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612.7kB, PDF

Clwyd zonal summary

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806.8kB, PDF

Dyffryn Conwy zonal summary

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820.6kB, PDF

Elan Built Llyswen zonal summary

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874.6kB, PDF

Hereford and Monmouth zonal summary

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2.6MB, PDF

Lleyn Harlech zonal summary

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613.6kB, PDF

MS Ceredigion zonal summary

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612.2kB, PDF

N Ceredigion zonal summary

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737.9kB, PDF

NEYM zonal summary

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Pembrokeshire zonal summary

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1.2MB, PDF

SEWCUS zonal summary

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South Meirionydd zonal summary

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648.3kB, PDF

Tywi zonal summary

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Tywyn zonal summary

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923.4kB, PDF

Environment Assessment Reports

Appendix 10 - 8012-4 Afon Aled

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Appendix 11 - 8012-5 Llannerch

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Appendix 12 - 8012-6 Llyn Aled

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Appendix 13 - 8021-1 Afon Dysynni

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Appendix 14 - 8033-2 Llyn Bodlyn

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Appendix 15 - 8034-1 Afon Dwyfor

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Appendix 16 - 8109-1 Llwynon

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Appendix 17 - 8109-4 Afon Lywd

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Appendix 18 - 8112-1 Afon Rhondda Fawr

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Appendix 19 - 8116-3 Talybont

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Appendix 20 - 8119-1 Pontsticill

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Appendix 21 - 8201-1 Crai

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Appendix 22 - 8201-3 Afon Tywi

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Appendix 23 - 8201-4 Brianne

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Appendix 24 82021 Llechryd Afon Teifi

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Appendix 25 - 8203-2 Nant y Moch

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Appendix 26 - 8206-8 Canaston

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Appendix 27 - 8206-1 Crowhill

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Appendix 28 - 8206-2 Preseli

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Appendix 29 - 8206-7 Llys-y-Fran

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Appendix 5 - 8001-2 Llyn Cwellyn

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Appendix 6 - 8001-3 Alaw

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Appendix 7 - 8001-4 Ffynnon Llugwy

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Appendix 8 - 8001-5 Cefni

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Appendix 9 - 8012-2 Aled Isaf

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