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Have your say on water supply as Affinity warns of future shortages

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Affinity Water is asking customers in Bishop’s Stortford to take part in further consultation about its revised draft Water Resources Management Plan (dWRMP).

The utility provides around 900m litres of water each day to a population of more than 3.6m people in parts of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon and parts of the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing and Enfield plus the Tendring peninsula in Essex and the Folkestone and Dover areas of Kent.

It is warning: “Within the next five years and beyond there may not be enough water to meet increases in demand, unless we make some changes. Doing nothing is not an option. We need to act now to ensure there is enough for future generations.

Plans include:

Helping customers reduce their water usage;

Fixing even more leaks;

Further improving rare chalk streams;

Building a new reservoir to store water;

Transferring water from another area via an existing canal;

Working with other water companies to solve the challenge.

The consultation runs until April 26 and for more details see https://stakeholder.affinitywater.co.uk/have-your-say.aspx

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