Working with other water companies
Wessex Water is proud to be part of the West Country Water Resources group, along with Bristol Water, South West Water, the Environment Agency and Natural England.
We are working together to produce our first Regional Water Resources Plan. We consulted on a draft emerging plan in February 2022. The next version will be available for consultation in early 2023.
In addition to producing a regional plan, regulators have asked us to investigate the feasibility of potential regional schemes over the next five-year period. There are three schemes in our region, which are all following a gated process overseen by RAPID.
The Mendip Quarries scheme considers the potential to repurpose a quarry in the Mendips into a reservoir to provide additional water supply. We have produced a summary report on the initial feasibility of this option.